Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Great Barn Caper!

Thanks Laura Smith, Gwen Pokalo, Cynthia Feltch, Elissa Rose, Mary Katherine Studley, Jill Fahy, Jacquie Dragon, Susan Krajac, Ann Ross, Vanessa Riva, Alexis Claire, Kathy Hunter, Crow Cohen for the incredible job you all did getting the HOWL barn cleaned out. We took about 30 rugs, 20 old mattresses, cushions and bedding. We pulled out countless boxes of junk and old wood, windows, doors, cast iron wood stoves, sinks, tents, skis, sleds, washing machines, and one rose colored commode....Amazing work! Thanks to all who brought the delicious food (Cindy, Amethyst Peaslee)...what great work! I love you cats and I know I speak for the whole HOWL Collective in saying that we appreciate your love and commitment to HOWL.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Honey Bees Arrive at HOWL

We are so excited to announce the latest agricultural venture in support of our mission and the covenants of our beautiful women's land: honey bees! Ann Ross, collective member and bee keeper, after a thorough mentoring period, is introducing honey bees to HOWL. Below is a view of the new hive with the HOWL memorial garden in the foreground and Stark Hollow Farm sheep and free range chickens. HOWL continues to develop its "incubator" programming allowing women to develop enterprises which support our mission. The bees arrived late last night and some heavy smoking calmed them down temporarily for Annie to move them into the hive boxes this morning. Annie is the new "Bee Charmer" at HOWL...way to go Annie! We love it.

Honey bees are critical part of the habitat and provide for the pollination of our wild, edible and garden plants as well as put local honey on the table for the health and well being of our residents and friends.