The continuous rains meant a few weeks of delay in drying the harvested Arabica. Since it’s just a bag or two; that wasn’t much of a worry. Saplings in the veggie patches had to wait as well. Once the rains have dried out, all of these will come into full swing – veggie beds, the nurseries and our plans for the place.
The construction teams at the collectives were completely at the mercy of the rain gods, having to meticulously plan their working hours accordingly.
Set against the hills and the Kembuva Poley, The Blyton Bungalow; nearing completion is looking gorgeous. The bird calls, a constant background score are a validation of our principles during the last year of responsible construction practices.
Private housing clusters plots have been marked and allocated, the water and electric systems designed. Construction for Private Estates is to commence by mid-December. We can’t wait to get these going and begin handovers to our members who have been supportive through COVID and unseasonal rains.
December is going to be a race to plan harvesting (starting January), drying, post-harvest processing, while pruning, road repairs and other maintenance activities will occupy us through the next few months.