Activities and Creations
*The Kirkos Caravan Cottage School of Remus and Rome:
Interdisciplinary Storytelling Workshops in
Creativity, Culture, and Cuisine
*Storytelling Theater Performances
*Four Feasts Tellebrations and Seasonal Studies
*Media and Artistic Creations for Families
*Field Trips and Pilgrimages
A Family Production
The family home has great potential as a center of creativity and production for both its inhabitants as well as its local community. Each family expresses creativity and produces goods that reflect that family's unique culture, which arises from its own history, personality, and environment. Given our own background, interests, and locations, our Kirk Assaf family has chosen to focus our creative and productive energies on storytelling theater and homesteading. To accomplish the former, we are writing, illustrating, publishing, recording, and performing original and classic stories. For the latter, we keep bees, raise goats, and grow berries at Assaf Acres in Remus, our Milk and Honey Homestead. To learn about both fields, and to share that knowledge in a creative and playful way with our local community, we run the Kirkos Caravan Cottage School of Remus and Rome for family, friends, and extended community. Our tagline is "creativity, culture, and cuisine", which covers the whole spectrum of our pursuits. It is our way to learn about and practice playful parenting and playful learning.
Surviving and Thriving
All our activities can really be categorized into just two interdisciplinary fields- the art of surviving and the art of thriving. Through workshops in homesteading we learn not only survival skills, such as how to grow and preserve food, but ultimately how to create a home and family-based economy. Through our studies in culture, the humanities, and storytelling, we learn how to thrive as human beings in this world. Traditionally, these studies were categorized as the common arts and the liberal arts.