Friday, May 29, 2009


I worked by myself for most of the day today. It's not as fun as working with others, and I missed the chicken coop greatly, but it was nice to have a little alone time where I wasn't extremely tired, listen to music and dance a little as I was being productive.

I finished prepping all of the beds in the garden. They went from this:

To this:

It might not look like much, but it was. Some of those beds were in terrible condition - rocks, wet straw clumps, tons of weeds... The bed photographed was the last bed of the garden, and not the hardest at all, although biggest.

Our garden has some good soil though. Check out those worms. (Might not be the clearest picture. Look hard. It's about a foot long.)

Gardens took up my morning. After lunch, I organized books for the library - there had been several donations, so I had to look up call numbers, create filing cards, enter the books into the database, put pockets and numbers on the books, stamp and shelve them. It took far longer than I thought it would, but now I feel more at ease in the library. There's a ton of information available.

The chicken coop will probably be finished this weekend, even though nobody is technically scheduled to work (except Carrie in the office.) I may head down and help. I like the wood-shop a lot. (There's also a pile of things that need to be fixed on a bench in "the pit" - a room off of the shop that holds tools, primarily. I'm not sure if I'm a good fixer, but I might be up for the challenge.) At our next intern meeting (which happens every morning. I'll offer more details on that in a future post) I will bring up the fact that a lot of the plastering around campus needs re-done. This might become a project.

It's still rainy. I had a puddle in my tent this morning. I think I have solved the problem now, but, just in case, I know where the tarps are kept and have permission to borrow them if needed. It is getting warmer though - I wore short sleeves for a while today. Hopefully it will be sunny tomorrow so I can borrow a bike and ride into town.


  1. Plastering will be hard if the rain keeps up...

    But how long can nature's fury be unleashed in your direction? Mustn't ask us, not its business...

    Otherwise it'll be Hurricane Erin!

    OH NO!!

  2. Dude! My tent flipped over! It was staked and everything, but a big windstorm came through and frickin' flipped it over. I was not in it.

    There has already been a Hurricane Erin. It cannot happen twice...