3 Women & a Sugar Baby


And Other Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood News

Jenna, Marie, and Liz enjoy Sugar Baby Watermelon from the Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood garden.

 

“I never even liked watermelon before now” says Liz Diaz.

 

 

Small and sweet with a green rind, red flesh, and small seeds, Sugar Baby is a heritage variety and did well in our hot, dry, summer conditions.

 

“We must have gotten 40 watermelons from this 10’x75′ patch of garden” says Jonathan Swiftcreek, one of the neighborhood gardeners.

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Firewood Workday NOT canceled due to rain!

In other news, our firewood workday had lots of rain, which didn’t seem to stop us or the dancing. We filled our firewood shed with wood from our 2008 agricultural clearing. Our boiler system heats our hot water as well as our homes.

Pictured above: Carmen, Bob, & Steve on the top level. Matthew, Lee, & Debbie on the ground.

Pictured right: Carmen and Steve dancing in the rain.

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Creativity at Harvest-Time

In other news, our basil is going gangbusters and we’re trying to keep up with the pesto making.

And we’re able to incorporate blueberries into our lives on as many occasions as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a busy summer it has been! How did it get to be September? Now we’re into cool nights and changes afoot.

About Lee

Lee Warren is a long-time communitarian, homesteader, food activist, writer, and Earthaven member since 2001. She is a founding member of the Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood and a manager/owner of Imani Farm, and organic and pastured-based homestead farm. She is co-director and co-founder of School of Integrated Living (SOIL) which offers Farm & Ecovillage Immersions focused on regenerative systems, organic food production, and community living. Equally impassioned about women’s empowerment, conscious relationship, and social justice, Lee is part of a team of women who organize the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference each fall.

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