Hostel Planting

Posted May 9th, 2007

This last week at the Hostel was one of planting, both in and out of the gardens. The vegetable garden is doing well, with our first harvests of onions and garlic picked and drying. Our corn is growing as tall as we are, and the zucchini are starting to produce. Around the lake, the expansion of the orchard continues, with the planting of four new trees, including a pecan tree!. The flower gardens are blooming nicely, and new flowers have been planted in pots around the domes as well. Due to the efforts of some of our wonderful guests, one hundred caladium bulbs were planted along the main path. To help usher in all of this new plant growth, late Saturday night, the Hostel received some much needed rain. After weeks of dry weather, the forest and forest dwellers alike rejoiced at the showers. Thanks to everyone’s prayers that made this possible! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers, because we still need much more.

This week, several of our staff will be headed off to attend a workshop in Ashville, North Carolina. The workshop is on the topic of fermentation, a food preparation process which we employ a lot here at the hostel. The workshop is hosted by Sandor Katz, author of the book “Wild Fermentation.” We hope to bring some of his knowledge back to the hostel to share.

In addition, we were once again gifted with wonderful guests. Nikki’s folks came in from Dallas, Texas, and treated us all to a low-country boil dinner. Alava Richcreek, an old Hostel friend, came up from Jacksonville and cooked us a delicious Italian diner. Woodchip graced us with another one of his wonderful campfire candles (very useful when all of Georgia is on a fire ban). Thanks to them, and all of our other wonderful guests, that help us keep this place going! Until next time,

That is it for now Hostelers,

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff