Claire's Blog

  • 11/09/2023
    4 days as the season turns

    September is a busy month! The UNDP SGP fair, two solid days at the Çiftlik farm, then a day visit with friends in the Active Güneşköy group.  

  • 16/08/2023
    Cooler night. Hottest days

    We'd escaped from Ankara, sweltering in temperatures nearing 40C, to see what has been happening in the last three months.

  • 06/05/2023

    This sunny May morning, a dozen students from TED University came to discover Güneşköy.  Meanwhile, another Doğuş excavator was digging water channels for trees to be planted under the viaduct. And a train from Sivas quietly passed overhead. 

  • 28/10/2022
    From Different Perspectives

    Two days after a partial eclipse, the setting new moon again reminds me of our transient place in the universe.  

  • 29/07/2022
    When a goatherd meets Balaban goats

    Well over a year since he returned from Spain, Mert had to come before goat number dropped. So many other events too...

  • 13/07/2022
    Eid seeds

    During the 4 day Eid holiday, Ali, Inci and I were are Güneşköy: seeds to be harvested, weeds to be "brought under control", and I spent much time with Seda.  

  • 03/07/2022
    In one day

    How much can change in 24 hours...

  • 24/06/2022
    The weather alone is enough

    Celal's first visit since he had to leave in January after 11 years at Güneşköy.

  • 17/04/2022

    Half way through the month of Ramadan, the night is flooded with full moon light: the magic of spending the night at Güneşköy after 5 months.  As winter finally withdraws, nature is coming back to life: among them we noted the pioneers, and some ed

  • 09/01/2022

    No ordinary day: one of those when experience accumulated over the years can be seen to bear fruit.

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