Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November went by fast!

What a wonderful and good working month, shared with lovely people and good times!

The gardens are gorgeous ! We have a new shade structure to block out some of the hot sub-tropical summer sun, and so far the veggies are loving it.

…mmm, such delicious harvests…

We also put in the floor of the Cosmic Cabin. Last steps before its ready to live in!

Touching up the community bathhouse with natural paints.

Our day of Giving Thanks… with deep gratitude for good people and fun energy…

We spent a weekend in a Permaculture course held at O´PAYBO school for natural healing in a neighboring town here in Misiones. (That’s where the peacock in the first picture lives…) Gracias Elda por toda la informacion y buena energia!

Kitten Update, as promised: fat and rowdy, and cuter than ever.

Bonus: Can anyone identify these mushrooms?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cactus Blossoms and Farewell to Friends

Spring is heating up into summer, flowers are bursting into bloom, fruit is poking out from our gardens, and the jungle is full of her sublime wonders.
What a lovely internship we had! A fantastic group of individuals that will no doubt go back to their places in the world and spread the good practices of sustainability. Thank you everyone for your participation, hard work, and good energy. We had a blast!

The Cosmic Cottage got plastered and is almost ready to living in... just going to put on the final touches this month-- cosmic orbits and flying stars!

We also painted the Garden Guesthouse with clay-lime paint and homemade pigments.
And the infamous costume party…
Now to do some work... haresting our experimental wheat crop-- enough for seed saving for next year's planting.
And the kitten update, as promised (Daniella!) They are in that delectibly cute phase, and using their itty bitty legs to scurry all around the patios. We have to watch where we walk or a little claw might just grasp hold! MAmanita is still a good little mama, lounging in her little love nest-crates and purring out the milk.

Bonus Photo: Caterpillers everywhere, like all good springs, promising butterflies and itchy surprises in your clothes! This green fellow is climbing in the elephant garlic...