Winter is definitely coming early this year! While we were enjoying summertime in October, snow came suddenly to freeze the remaining tomatoes!
As for most gardens in France, it’s been a great year for tomatoes, paprikas and chillies! However, our cabbages and corn have had some difficulties with the drought…
We’ll start again next year with the same idea from the 1st to the 15th of April and the 1st to the 15th of May. June will be dedicated to the organisation of the festival which is planned to take place on the third weekend of that month.
On site, things are changing a bit… and we express all our gratitude towards the helpers and mother earth who feeds us so abundantly!
We’ve finished the renovation of the floors of the garages and now, our basement is fully operational. We’ve also installed our bike workshop in the barn.
All spaces are now defined… or almost. The big room upstairs is planned to turn into a yoga and meditation room this winter.
The cabin of Yazmin and Benjamin will wait until next year to get finished… we’ve only put the floor so far… it goes slowly, but surely! We’ll start in April with the same materials – pallets, clay and straw.
We’ve had the visit of some bike geeks who redesigned the bike washing machine. We can now clean our clothes and even speed up to spin! We’ve also got the bike machine to produce electricity, which was made by some students for us last year, up and running. We can use it to charge our smartphone… with about 5 hours of our time! Clearly, some improvements can be made, but like everything here, we move forward at a slow and happy pace!
These days, we’re planning the forest garden and planting some trees.
We wish you a great winter and see you next spring!
The Eotopia family