2024 Vision: Dig cave for the goshala foundation. Grazing areas will be fenced with small barn.
This spring we will dig a large cave for the goshala. Inside the cave a 10x10 foot wood cube structures will house cows. A second cube hosts gopas and worker tools. Both cubes covered with earth and cob.
The goshala entrance faces North East with south windows for optimal winter sun. The gopa cube has a wood stove, storage shed, milk storage, and water storage tanks. Cow cube provides sleeping & feeding area.
As in the original Vrindavan, cows play a central role in the lives of the Brajavasis, similarly, we plan to focus all the activities within our Vedic Eco Village around cows and agriculture.
The Goshala will be home to Gir and hump cows. For the maintenance and good health of the cows we will have designated grazing areas and when the weather permits, will arrange for the cows to be out grazing most of the day.
In connection with cows, we plan to introduce Panchagavya products such as body soaps, incense, washing soap, tooth powder, phenol and other products. Srila Prabhupada wanted us to protect cows. That means he wanted that we take products from protected cows.