In which Nik, Mel, and Maximus cremate a Cedar Waxwing:
from the Commune Life Instagram account:
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Cambia has kittens!!! After a long, hot conference site shift today, I loaded the Twin Oaks visitors into the bed of a pickup truck and we got to meet these 10 week old cuties. WORTH IT! -Julia . . . #10weeksold #kittensdaily #kittenstagram #tabbykitten #blackkitten #cambiacommunity #communelife #communalliving #intentionalcommunity #intentionalliving
from the East Wind Community YouTube channel:
Every communard at the FEC Assembly last December fell in love with Bam Bam–the deer living at our host community, Oran Mor. But no one could ever love Bam Bam more than the boy you’re about to meet:
The East Wind Building Maintenance Crew has been pushing our infrastructure forward. The project for this Spring is remodeling of the floor and windows of our main Food Processing space.
We are still bringing in over a hundred pounds of milk everyday and dairy processing has been moved to the former showerhouse. Good thing the BM Crew got the new showerhouse up and running this past Fall, they just keep setting themselves up for success!
The East Wind’s agricultural areas keep bringing in the goods. Produce, dairy, meat. Potatoes, beets, and carrots are in the ground. We are still harvesting kale, spinach, lettuce, and radish. There are two new additions to the milking cow herd: Betty Boop and Carmen.
The East Wind Nut Butters (EWNB) Crew is continuing to evolve. Members new to the management team are stepping up and taking on responsibility. Passing complex operations along in good, working order can be difficult in this income sharing context. Anna Youngs (Anna Young ran East Wind Nut Butters for most of the 2000s, thanks for holding it down) don’t come along but once a decade. Luckily, there are numerous young Annas here at the moment, all picking up a piece of the puzzle as they can. Effective training and effective leadership comes with time.
There was a relaxed Equinox, Easter, and Birthday combo party on the 21st (the actual Equinox was rainy). No pictures or comments from my end as I was in Dallas visiting my lovely Blood Fam, but I heard it was a good time. Happy Spring!
All in all, East Wind is moving along quite nicely in this most interesting year of 2019. As my co Sage told me today: “things tend to work out for the best.”
Oh yeah, here is the latest video: Utopian Rope Sandals
Post written by Razz with edits from Boone. Pictures by Beauxb, Pinetree, and Panda.
Maximus and Rejoice visit Cow and cook lunch at Acorn:
Hello dear reader!
These past two months have felt like four. Lots of ups and downs through the winter time. The good news is that we are fast coming out of the cold season into the long Ozark warm season. The honeybees are out, searching for potential new nests. I saw one of their scouts fight a spider while I was relaxing at Sunnyside:
That honeybee just kept going up to the spider until a complete stalemate was reached. I took this as a sign that it was time to put up a couple swarm traps and try to capture some honeybees. There are more than a couple experienced people on the farm thinking on the honeybee hive situation for the year, which is super exciting!