Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year from Elderberry!

It has been about 6 months since our last update and what a busy time it has been!  Our first two homes are complete and the first Elderberry residents are moving in!  We have 5 lots left and will be starting construction on 6 more homes soon. 

We’ve been working to complete the utilities to all of the lots (trenches for water and electric, septic systems, etc.) and have also been working on the common house.  This week the drywall went up in the common house and the interior design committee is picking out paint colors, appliances, etc.  Great fun!

We’ve been having a great time in conversations about what we want Elderberry to be.  We are having a monthly get-together to discuss aging in community and are regularly sharing ideas and dreams about how to make the community beautiful and to be as self-sufficient as possible.  We have our first garden started (growing a cover crop this winter) and have created a land use plan that includes, gardens, greenhouse, barns, workshops, pastures, dog parks and much more.  It’s important to have dreams of what our community will be because right now it’s a fairly muddy construction site!

For any of you who would like to visit and meet out members, we have a workday, meeting and potluck on the 2nd Sunday of every month and a workday on the 4th Sundays.  Let us know if you would like to visit and we’ll provide the details. 

Have a wonderful new year!