Originally, we were going to open for business today.

Pepito should, at this moment, be clomping slowly down the drive, carrying suitcases to one of three beautifully turned-out yurts, surrounded by excited adults and children looking forward to their first week of eco-family heaven.

Instead, I just fed Pepito a carrot, bid him goodnight and returned to the rented house which has already swallowed a significant amount of our start-up costs, and we have no idea when or how ecovallee will be open.

Hopefully, we’ll know more after our meeting with the new mayor on Tuesday.