Since my last post we've actually passed out first big milestone - a year in the house! I meant to do a big review of the past year and the things we've accomplished, but I actually just ended up cooking a nice dinner for everyone instead. It seemed a good enough marker of 365 days of community without needing it's own blog post.
Anyway, not much has happened with the house work-wise. We're still accidentally saving up for the roof (by virtue of not spending money on anything else). However, the garden is coming on apace. That's one of the many virtues of plants - once you put them in they do the work themselves. In lieu of hearing me go on about the intricacies of sledgehammering concrete (a process at which we're becoming rather adept), I've put together a slideshow of the garden over the last year and a bit so you can see what we've achieved so far.
If you want to see where we're going, you can read my permaculture design here.
If you'd like to join us in making more garden magic happen, our next work weekend is on the 15th and 16th of June. There will be lunch and dinner for volunteers, and a mix of digging and bashing type work, and gentler things. Let us know if you'd like to get involved. Crash space is available if you're coming from further afield too.
- Hannah x