This past Monday, I spent the morning composting with Doug. This was a job that I had been warned about, but although the smell took some getting used to, I found it actually quite relaxing and methodical. There was also a distinct sense of pride at signing the back of the composting shirt, as if I had been inducted into an exclusive club.
On Tuesday I spent the morning weeding and mulching the Circle Garden with a sizable portion of the garden crew. This was one of the most satisfying jobs I have done because once we had finished, the garden had transformed into a neat and tidy space.
I then picked blackberries and in the afternoon cooked jam for the first time. The combination of blackberry, plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rose turned out really well, and jam making is a skill I will definitely take with me into the future. I’m looking forward to the next two weeks I’ll be working at Songaia!