It is three days before Winter Solstice and here I am writing an update on East Wind goings-ons during the Fall. Needless to say that lately, other things have been taking priority over this blog! Plenty of newsworthy events to mention and I’ve also published two new videos (one about making yogurt and one about cheesemaking).
The showerhouse has been completed! This is a most welcome facility improvement that everyone appreciates. With a private shower room, a private giant bathtub room, a large public shower, a properly sized laundry area, and perhaps most importantly: eight large hot water heaters.
After completing the showerhouse, the building maintenance crew didn’t rest long before installing a much needed new deck for Greyhaven dormitory.
Thanksgiving, or Feast Day, included three turkeys and all the sides you can dream of. Friends and family visited to share a meal and then enjoy music and other performances in the evening coffee house.
The cold season is prime time for butchering. Two cows, three sheep, three pigs, and several deer have already been processed this season with much more to go.
The gardens are largely being put to rest for the winter. Spinach, kale, lettuce, tatsoi, arugula, and a number of other greens are both outside and in our hoophouse.
Another year of good, homegrown food. Another year of profit sharing for every member. A new showerhouse! Meetings and plans concerning new buildings and improving infrastructure. All in all, I’d say this was another successful year for East Wind!
East Wind’s YouTube train is just starting to leave the station. I will be posting more videos throughout the winter. I will be stepping down as General Manager of our East Wind Nut Butters business next month and will be a garden manager along with ten year veteran Richard this upcoming growing season. Super stoked to share more from our gardens!
Post and pictures by Sumner