Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Activities: Reveal party, workday and Halloween Jamboree!

October was a fun-filled month!
On Oct 22nd we had a REVEAL party for Mary's dog Riley.  She had Riley genetically tested to see what breeds she was, and we had a $5 pool for people to guess her top 3 breeds.  We played lawn games in the afternoon, had the REVEAL at 6 and then had a potluck.  Turns out Riley is Chow, Australian Shepherd and Akita, with some herding and terrier breeds mixed in.  Rosemarie came in first place and Cheryl took a very close second.  Rosemarie donated her winnings to a fund that is helping pets lost or abandoned in the hurricane.  Yea for doggie genetics!

The following day was a community workday, and we did a lot of site cleanup.  And the 29th was the annual Halloween Jamboree that has been put on by our sister community (Potluck Community Farm) for 26 years.  Elderberry is now a big part of that event as well.  We have a great band, roasted pig and veggie chili, hayride, pumpkin carving, bonfire and S'mores, cider making, singing, dancing and more.

AND, this week we had another family move in - welcome Richard and Karolyn!!!!  Their house was completed this week and is lovely.

Richard and Karolyn's house from the adjacent pasture

The North row of homes - now complete!

Common house (we call it the Hive - as it is a beehive of activity)

Riley - she does not look like a chow to me!!!

Playing croquet at the reveal party
 Sarabeth and Cheryl  (Sarabeth won!)
Jim and Dick taking on Mary and Vonda in corn hole (can't remember who won!)

Workday!  Barb and Joan clean out the old chicken coop

Rosemarie was lopping and Jeff was weeding!

Meg and Vonda - hard to mow in tandem

Cheryl teaches us her technique for log rolling (Vonda takes a more traditional approach)

Kelly always watches out for safety and comfort at workdays

 Barb and Joan!

Mary hauling logs with the tractor, helped by Cheryl!

 Dave.   You have to understand that we almost never get photos of Dave because he runs from the camera.  So this is precious!!!!

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