As you can see from other posts, a lot of work is achieved at our traditional Queenʻs Birthday Work and Fun weekend.
This year, for the first time, we decided to run a similar weekend in autumn to get some of the jobs done around harvest time.
Plenty of work, play, eating delicious food, talking, singing and dancing was enjoyed by 33 people of all ages, including most of us who live here. We followed a pattern similar to Queens Birthday weekend, but enjoyed warm sunny days, with time to collect fruit from the orchards and swim.
We completed a major clean-up in the Garden of Peace, setting us up for tree planting at our winter Queens Birthday weekend; summer pruned many of the stone-fruit trees; managed to pot up 300+ seedlings; and weeded around the communal buildings.
Apple puree was bottled, and some wētā houses were built. This diverse and fun weekend was topped off by a brief but excellent concert on Saturday evening.