We held another successful vegetarian cooking retreat at Hare Krishna Valley over the weekend which was attended by a group of enthusiastic guests who absorbed themselves in learning some of our secret recipes, and enjoying the finished product.
Manigriva has been training our young bull, Giridhari, to pull the trees which we are clearing in our back paddock to make piles for future firewood harvesting. Giridhari is enjoying using his energy in a productive way, and has been very easy to work with.
Last week at Hare Krishna Valley we were blessed with the birth of a new baby calf, who has been named Ekadasi. Both the mother, Aruni, and the baby girl are doing well.
She has a playful nature and is beginning to develop confidence in approaching us to receive something to eat.
On the weekend at Hare Krishna Valley we hosted a women’s retreat which was facilitated by our friend Gitanjali. Those who attended focused on working with their voices to clear blockages and reach their spiritual essence.
Manigriva and crew are still busy with stabilising the footings for our new cow shed, although the recent heavy rains have made the job challenging to say the least.
On Saturday at Hare Krishna Valley we held a cooking class in conjunction with our local community centre, Winchelsea house. Around 10 guests came along to learn the art of vegetarian cooking from our resident chefs, Manigriva and Tarini Rupa.
Everyone at Hare Krishna Valley has been busy with laying the foundations for our new cow barn, which is traditionally called a “Goshalla” in India.
The concrete is being poured in the footings and the large support poles are being prepared for the front of the barn.
On the weekend we celebrated the Festival of Colours at Hare Krishna Valley. As the weather was a little cold, only 500 guests turned up for the colourful event. The weather did not stop the participants from enjoying the day, and we are planning to hold the event in the warmer month of March next year.
Our eldest cow, Chintamani, has been feeling the cold, so Manigriva bought her a blanket to keep her warm at night.