Yard work was on everyone’s mind when we first woke up. With lasting exhaustion from yesterday’s work, we were all eager to help landscape and refurbish the land we have been staying on. We started with half the group leaving to do some gardening, while the other half helped Dick with cleaning out the shed. This was a new experience since we experienced new things such as working besides animals of many kinds including a rat, and a salamander.
After a break we thought we were finished yet we were not. That is when we began to clear more brush to a pile to be burned, which we were all eager to see. Yet we were let down when they decided to refrain from burning the brush due to winds. After, our spirits were lifted when we learned of our next job to tear down a fence using tools such as axes and pickaxes. Many ended up on the ground whether from hysterically laughing or from throwing themselves on the ground from falling. Once done, we were congratulated with words of gratitude including being told we were excellent workers. Hours later we were able to hold a discussion group Deanna, from the Center of Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, about our experiences in the community. At the end it was a great day, and are currently working on the last night’s bonfire.