One their last visit before leaving for 12 months European Solidarity Corps exchange at Los Portales Cenk helped Mert Kaan (from now to be known at Kaan, probably a slightly better name for Europeans) make a final mark on Güneşköy, the last for a year. Kaan had made a scarecrow for ODTÜ Bostan; could he make one at Güneşköy? Apart from the face paint and sewing thread, all parts were waiting to be used. A night shirt I made in the 1980s, metal pieces and a hard hat thrown/ dropped from the 90 metres above, foam waste and straw bale.
One International Women's day, rather than make a traditional male Scare Crow, our hands created a female, welcoming and caring for any birds - why limit to just crows?
Meanwhile, in the glasshouse pepper seeds have replaced some of the carrots. They were then covered with a sprinkling of fine compost (broken down from last year's vegetable waste. What used to be the hen's domain is now being tidied up to be develop into a botanical garden. Fiko brought up tires no longer needed for the chicken run.
In the lower glass house, brocoli is decreasing and few lettuces are left. What a flace to test out ginger. One the left Worm Compost, on the right vegetable compost
A young mantid and a red spider mite - not yet a pest here
Only one elder tree has pulled through its first year. Numerpıs tiny green leaves are appearing on the branchlets. The pot gave out 1.7 litres in 7 days...
The orange-shaped peal I hung up 7 days ago has opened up