Spring has sprung and by the end of the work day, the springs of my bed await the pressure of my body to sink into a much needed rest and regeneration. As I awake to make and prepare my bed for it's next resting session, various other beds out in the garden await to be made and prepared as well. Though the currently sleeping seeds will not be completely asleep when planted, they will be growing dreams of nature's consciousness, and manifest into the reality of our wakeful lives.
A big part of this week was preparing beds for planting and it was truly an awakening experience. We cleared out much of the weeds until it was all set and sure to be comfortable to take in new inhabitants. As we tucked in the seeds and the transplants, we gave them our best wishes. And seriously hoped that those bed bugs didn't bite! Or in our case, slugs! Which can be an absolute nightmare to the garden. Then we covered it all in a blanket of mulch, and now we'll let it rest until we see the growing results.
This is about my third week here at Songaia and already so many great memories and lessons have been imprinted on my heart on mind. This whole experience has been a dream come true, and I am refreshened, awake, and ready to take on another day!
Hello friends, family and farmily!
My first week at Songaia has passed without a hitch! I feel comfortable and happy, and I haven’t stopped learning things since I got here. Trying to remember names has been the hardest, but I’m positive I’ll know everyone’s name here soon enough.
Within the first 24 hours, Jacob (an intern who got here a day after me) and I ate probably around 5 community meals! And it was really good food.
On our first day of work, Jacob and I teamed up with Tom and his daughter and we dismantled the Compost bins, which were starting to rot. Tom had designed them to be easy to take apart and put back together because he knew they would rot. But even though it was simple to dismantle and put back together, it doesn’t mean we didn’t have our work cut out for us. Overall, it took us 2 days to dismantle and rebuild the compost bins.
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