It is April. The gardens are in bloom, the grass is growing and needs frequent mowing, and students are working to finish projects before Expo, our community sharing day. We have other things growing and changing as well.
We have located a billy goat buck to "rent" for 45 days, who will be arriving on campus soon if all goes well. Come October we may have baby goats on campus. Whatever happens, these next weeks will be an adventure!
Three of our own coop eggs hatched this week and we have 3 new friends, "Cutie," "Fred," and "Kumquat." "Fred," was stuck to the shell and it was due to the heroic efforts of Kate that it lived. We cannot wait to see how the genetic traits manifest in our new mini flock.
Last but not least, we have a date to finish our cob oven. We are excited to welcome Trey Farmer back to IOS to apply our final plaster. Next week we will drive to Bastrop and dig buckets of red clay for our cob. This week our dimension of Human Greatness is "Identity." All of these things help make IOS what it is. Once we were a dream. I hope you are dreaming big, too.