Kodagu comes to a halt during the monsoons. You will find most people sipping chai on a planter’s chair, waiting for sunset.
But this time we took on a few micro-projects and built some nice makeshift shelters for the veggie beds and compost pits and started the process. While the composting didn’t go as well because of the moisture, we realised we needed to add a lot more carbon than normal to offset that. It’s not called failure if you’ve learned something in the process! But overall, things seem good right now. The leafies are coming out well and the gourds too.
The Blyton Bungalow opened to members and we engaged with folks with tons of hospitality experience to train our team in barefoot luxury (a term we have grown increasingly fond of). A month into the process, the team is doing some great work. We have hosted a few families and the feedback has been phenomenal. We have also leveraged the local understanding of the flora and fauna by picking our naturalists from the local tribal hamlet and training them on the narrative experience. This was an extremely productive exercise, and they were more than eager to learn.