On Sunday at Hare Krishna Valley we celebrated our annual Festival of the Cows, which was attended by around 400 guests. After offering our respects to our herd of cows, we went to the spring and took shelter under the shade of the trees. There we all enjoyed two dramas performed by some of our local actors, and a description of the glories of cow protection by our special guest, His Holiness Kadamba Kanan Swami.
The rammed earth wall are on the new cow shed is going up quickly due to the hard work of the devotees at Hare Krishna Valley. The weather has been ideal the last few weeks, so work is progressing smoothly.
Out in the orchard, we have been mulching the fruit trees in order to give them extra nutrition for the summer months.
In the last few weeks at Hare Krishna Valley we have been preparing to construct the rammed earth walls on the new cow barn. Manigriva and his team will begin to build the walls in the next month.
Dougie has been out in the field plowing with the tractor in preparation for planting our summer crops. We are intending to increase our vegetable production this year, and thus we are preparing a larger amount of the field for cultivation.
The boys have been busy the last few weeks building the new shed for the cows. As you can see in the photos, the coarse of bricks has been completed, and when Manigriva gets back from his holiday, they will begin work on the rammed earth walls, which will be impressive. Things are moving a little slowly at the moment due to the excessively cold weather we are experiencing.