Sunday, February 12, 2012

Getting Down to Business

The semester is well underway and Spring Valley Farm is making big plans for the future.  Each of us is now busy writing up pieces of our new Constitution (Our Purpose, Responsibilities, Conflict Resolutions, Application/Admissions, Commitment to EcoHouse and Uconn, etc).  Doing so will likely eliminate the need for an R.A. next year, and we can thus add more farmers to our community with the newly available room (woo!).
We've mapped out which crops are going into which plot and now all that's left to do is to get all our seeds and plant! (when it warms up of course).  We're also ready to install a brand new Hoop House to grow some of our crops earlier.  Birch Cottage has also gotten approval to get their own chickens and coop; we're planning on making quite a chicken mansion.  With the addition of our huge newly plowed back plot and the plot behind Birch Cottage, we're going to have an intense growing season!
The party we had last week was a great success and we had a surprisingly impressive turnout!  We're planning on regularly hosting more of these parties from now on (two or more each semester).  Our next get-together is tentatively set for March 17th; hopefully this time the weather will permit us to do some fun outdoor activities (contra dancing anyone?) and we'll be able to make it more of a potluck with the addition of more homemade food.                                          
                                       Veggies, Sweet Potato Fries, Garlic Bread, and Cookies, Yum!

Some wholesome after-dinner games: Bananagrams and Spoons! What better way to spend a cold Saturday Night?


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