Village, Week 14: In which we design a HUGE Roman Villa!
Our first week back from Winter break was, as to be expected, a busy one!
There were three new Villagers and their Peeps to welcome into the Community and, at long last, we rolled out the large roll of paper and drawn out the entire estate of Senator Giaus Furvus Gallio - Who knew that these estates were SO VAST?! We haven't yet calculated what the human scale acreage of this estate would be but I, for one, am very curious.....
The Senator's Estate will include four main buildings; the Pars Urbana - elegant home to the Senator, his family and a few personal servants, the Pars Rustica - the working farm and all of it's many aspects including the growing and processing of all goods produced plus a stable, and the Pars Fructuraria - the store house of all the processed goods, from olive oil, wine and food to wool, pottery, beeswax and more. In and amidst off of this will be the kitchen gardens, orchards, vineyards, grazing grounds and, of course, the many pleasure gardens, courtyards and fountains.
It was, as always, a wonderful day in Village and we were all amazed at how much got done - and by consensus, too!