Haystack members: Doug, Mark and Sarah. The young fellow 2nd from the left is Keith, Mark's son. The splotch on Mark's face is some chocolate that Mark really, really enjoyed after skate-skiing 20 kilometers. Pretty darn good for his first day skate skiing this year! Sarah and Doug rented a house for the month of February in Mazama and invited some skiing cohousers as well as other friends. Not much snow in February, but no Spokanite will ever complain if its just sun, sun, sun every day!
Jim and Mariah hosted a potluck for some of our Haystack young families in February at the Haystack Hotel. According to Mariah, it was a "smashing success." The bottom photo shows that it's important not only for the adults to get to know one another, but for our children to have the opportunity to play with one another and form their preschool-and-beyond tribe.
The first of two pruning workshops for Haystackers was held the last Saturday of February by Kelly Chadwick of Spirit Pruners. Kelly is known around Spokane as a master arborist, so we feel very lucky to have him demonstrate what TO do and what NOT to do. Pruning, the when and where of it, has been a mystery to some of us for years--which month for what and where exactly to cut without damaging the bush or tree... The second workshop will be held Saturday, March 14, 10 to noon. These workshops are not limited to garden team members but anyone that wants to learn with master!