Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Beautiful Work Party Day

20 Friends came to help us on the Farm this day.
Most were connected to 6 Homesteads in our area.
Two were Interns at Truman State University.
Most, we knew.
Three, we didn't.
But they all came to help,
some with tools in hand.
They brought eagerness to help,
openness to learn and share,
joy in being together,
72 hours of labor in the space of 6.
We headed to different projects
headed by Richard, Melanie, Mike and me.
Some went straight to weeding in the Garden.
Others helped make Tomato Cages.
Weed, weed, weed.
The day brought simple discoveries.
An Ant's nest appeared between 2 Clay Pot Liners.
We potted Plants for the Seed and Plant Exchange.
Weed, weed, weed.
Roses bloomed.
Fragrance was enjoyed.
Weed, weed, weed.
Chamomile Blooms shared their aroma too.
Weed, weed, weed.
Piano called.
We shared a meal.
A Saw arrives.
Some headed out.
Others stayed.
More arrived.
Mike fills the box with Sand
that he and Brent built.
Boxes are broken down,
tape removed.
Paths are made
from Cardboard and Straw.
Sign stakes are found
and put in place.
Weed, weed, weed.
We're done now.
It's time to go.
Baby Chicks are admired.
Tools are cleaned.
Until the next time...
Glinda Crawford, 2011

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