Today we had a workday and the weather was PERFECT (lots of photos below - check them out!!!). The trees are just starting to turn and it's lovely. I'm not sure I can even properly list all the things that were done at the workday - so many! But they included building a new path to the newest homes, picking horse poop off the pasture for the garden, cleaning out the old log house to begin renovation, filling a truck for a trip to the dump, digging holes for fig trees, relocating some Crepe Myrtle trees, cleaning up in the parking circle and lots of other things!! In addition, we had a business meeting, and then we had an omelette party to celebrate our first egg, which one of our chickens laid one year ago. Rosemarie (our chicken lady!) had saved up about 50 eggs for our party. We had loads of choices for the omelette - we each went down the row to choose our toppings and them gave them to a cook who made an omelette with our chosen toppings. Delicious! Rosemarie thinks we should do an omelette night more than once a year.
We were delayed on the staring of our next 4 homes due to getting 17" of rain over 12 days!!! Wild, and unheard of for sunny NC! But the weather is perfect this week - sunny and 70s - so we should see work begin on 8 homes in the next couple of weeks. Our biggest challenge today was working out where the builders will be staging building materials for 8 homes (plus two more starting in about 6 weeks)! But we'll figure it out.
For anyone interested in learning more about our community, we have a great event coming up on Oct 24th. It's a Halloween Jamboree, complete with band, pig pickin', hayride, bonfire, S'mores, pumpkin carving, cider making and wonderful friends and neighbors. It is hosted by Potluck Community Farm (our sister community - adjacent to Elderberry) and interested families are most welcome. For more information, send a note to us via the website.
OH - forgot to mention that last week, two brave (not sure that's the right adjective) members decided to relocate a little garden shed. A couple of the photos below give light to their adventure!
Pam - thank you for helping with dinner!!!!