Harvest Energy

There is nothing quite like the harvest season on the Prairie. It is a collective effort that holds thrill, worry, exhaustion, delight, and ultimately, one hopes, it holds full bins.

Rebekah Lindenbach is a city woman and a country woman. Last fall she wanted her city friends to experience harvest at her farm.  It took four different invitation dates before her guests finally made it to the field with her. On the first three dates it rained! Rain can be one of the major stresses of the season, followed by mechanical breakdown, and of course both always happen. The day finally arrived when we were in the field; her brothers orchestrating that beautiful synchronized dance of combine and truck moving together, her brother’s father-in-law and brother-in-law in their big equipment helping with that final race to get the last field harvested before the rain.  You could almost taste the thrill of completion.

Similarly a few weeks ago, Prairie Spruce Commons member Henning Mortensen was driving the grain truck at his mom and dad’s farm.

Harvest is also part of Prairie Spruce Commons Cohousing city life, but we are harvesting community rather than crops, and rather than full bins, we are working toward full units. If you have been imaging Prairie Spruce Commons Cohousing in your future, now is the time to act. The major ‘harvest window’ is the fall of 2014. You can click here to find out how to join our community. For only $100 you can become an Associate Member and participate in all aspects of the community for three months, allowing you time to help with your decision making. Or, if you already know you want Prairie Spruce in your future, you can become an Equity Member and make a 10% down payment on your unit. You can get in touch via our Contact page – we would love to hear from you.