Green Acres Village, August 8, second post: COMMUNITY DINNERS RECONVENE

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Outdoor kitchen area before the work party

Outdoor kitchen after

After a month’s hiatus, we came back, and with a vengeance, showing off our new outdoor kitchen! Here it is, ready for our second August community dinner this Thursday, two days hence. Notice the cloth covers — over the dishes and silverware, which we can now leave outside, with folks cleaning their own dishes immediately

via Green Acres Village, August 8, second post: COMMUNITY DINNERS RECONVENE

Green Acres Village: Thursday, August 8, first of two posts: OUTDOOR KITCHEN WORK PARTY

More and more, our one to two hour Monday and Thursday morning work parties focus on accomplishing a single task, quickly and efficiently, with Charisse (Rebecca) in the lead, both deciding the project and directing the process.

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New Mexico WOOFing Trip Pictoral

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View from kitchen window in the WOOFers quarters

 

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WOOFers quarters, outside

 

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Weeping willow out front is where the turkeys roost at night.

 

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Biochar stove – just fired up today

 

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Hothouse/greenhouse

 

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Potatoes, squash, melons and raspberries

 

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Solar water pump, pump house and cistern

 

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Second solar water pump, in front of goat house

 

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Yummy asparagus patch behind WOOFers quarters

 

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View from the fire pit

 

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Another fire pit view

 

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The goats, L to R, Bella, Lillian and little Peanut

 

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My host’s straw bale house

 

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Two of three turkeys that like to follow you around

 

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Lillian is quite a ham

 

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The solar oven – first try with beans but it was overcast

 

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The outdoor kitchen

 

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Wood-fire cobb oven in outdoor kitchen

It is indeed rare for me to find myself speechless when visiting a place — but this is something that needs to be absorbed and savored [and I’m also learning and working every day!]  Valuable life skills to take back to Indiana that I hope one day to build upon with a like-minded community.