What? You think that's a little late? Not at all. It was just in time, if one considers the weather this winter (which anyone living in at least the Eastern US knows was no fun at all), and if one considers that some of the meetings contributors needed to come from two states away; I think it was pretty darn timely.
You might be wondering what stake someone two states away has in a meeting here in the great state of Tennessee. Well, it's like this . . .
There are four (five, as of this week) of us living full time on Groundwell Farm, and we see to the everyday doings. But two others own land abutting GF (Peace of Heaven Farm) and work in concert with us, but do not live here . . . yet. Now, because we all intend to work together both now and in the future, we need to reach consensus where various issues are concerned. To keep ourselves from arguing about situations where one person or group was thinking one thing and another person or group is doing another, we've decided that there should be at least four major planning meetings per year. This was the first of those meetings.
|Mom cooks up a little food to keep us all alert|
|Dad enjoys the sunset while the meeting comes to order|
|Every meeting needs an agenda|
|Pondering over possibilities|
|What meeting could be complete with homemade cookies?|