Sunday, March 20, 2016

So Many Great Projects!

With the roofs on the 4 newest homes at Elderberry it is really starting to look like a sweet little village.  Construction has now started on the last two homes along the northern edge of the property, and we hope that construction on the final 4 homes on the southern side will begin in June.

Even though there are only six homes occupied right now, there are a lot of members doing a lot of projects, coming to the community often to work and play.  Three of the biggest projects are the spring gardens, renovation of an old barn to a wood shop, and renovation of the original log cabin on the property.  In addition, we are continuing to work on improving our paths and we are working slowly to remove rocks from Bella Vista (a piece of property owned jointly with Potluck Community Farm) so that we can regularly mow and continue to enjoy the lovely view.

The spring weather has been stunning, and we are planning our second annual weenie roast for April 3rd.  Visitors are welcome to come out that day for a tour and the weenie roast.  Call us ahead if you plan to come so that we can provide details.

Above, Cheryl is helping Richard with renovation of the old barn to a wood shop .  Below, Pat, Richard, Meg and Cheryl putting up new walls.  The walls will eventually be covered with the original barn siding.

Vonda and Meg weeding the elderberries

 Joan and Rosemarie clearing out one of the old barns to use for firewood storage.  I wish I had a "before" photo!  Karolyn helped as well!

 The gardeners are at it - planting a much-expanded garden this year
 Mary, Meg and Dick working on paths

 Vonda, Joyce and Joan hanging out at Vonda's house, which she and her hubby Cecil are building themselves

 Tony, Vonda and Pat cleaning up the hand-hewn logs to restore the old log cabin

 Dick and Joyce (above) and Mary and Meg (below) working on paths
 Bella Vista
 We are picking up as many rocks as we can!  Where there are rocks that are too large to move, we are making cairns so that the bush hog does not accidentally hit one.

 Marj, Jim, Cathy, Dave and Mary - We're ROCKIN'!

 Dave, Dick, Marj, Cathy and Jim - taking a break from the rocks (above) and watching Phil finish up mowing with the tractor (below)

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