Sunday, October 21, 2012

Goodbyes and hellos

Wow! It's been many moons since we posted here, but we have had quite the change in residents.  While Bobette Bruce and Michele refused to move on (methinks we'll die here!), Maya - our bloganista extraordinaire - and her husband Dom left to pursue being Cycling Superheroes across Michigan in August; Emma took herself off to New Orleans to improve the coffee there; Erin left for a new experience in community living here in Austin and Shawn is about to depart for Idaho (he DOES love his spuds).  Our new members are fabulous - active in acro yoga here in Austin and eager, young folks to boot.  We are lucky to have Grant, Abby, Dwight, Ellar and Sarah in our community.

In the intervening months, the chickens finally started laying (the Rhode Island Reds came first and we are eagerly awaiting the other hens' eggs too), and Julio, the rooster, has developed a cranky streak in addition to crowing at all hours of the day and night!

Our winter garden is planted and we will soon harvest radishes.  We have been harvesting basil for about 5 months now with no end in sight, so if you are a fan of pesto come along to brunch some weekend and sample our delicious fare.

We had a Founders' meeting in September which was very successful, and we managed to align all members of the Founders' ilk and the board in deciding to change Sunflower over to being a non profit organisation!  The meeting was terrific, with lots of dynamic discussion and us (relative) newbies learned even more anecdotes and stories from the founders.  What a treat!

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on January 20th so put that on your calendar for now - more details will follow but I WILL tell you that we will be voting on the new by-laws, so every voice is important.  We would love to see you here and fill your belly for you before voting!

More to come soon....