June 20-25, 2005
Angel and Pablo from Maria Auxilidora stopped by to discuss their idea of fixing up El Bosque with bamboo handrails and steps, and making two miradores. I guess they’ve been inspired by Bella Vista.
We painted and punched holes in the bamboo watering pipes, and installed them at the three km 8 sites.
We did not water at Endara as there was no water in the cistern and the plants look the best out of all the sites.. We did water Cherry Tree and Dairy Farm. We put the fish netting over the individually fenced plants around the ditch at the Cherry Tree site as well.
We kept up the greenhouse chores. The compost is working really well now that Caitlin’s been fine tuning it. We have two mounds above ground in one half of the compost hole, which gives it more air. We have also been insulating it with grass to keep it warmer.
We went to Rio Muchacho as Nicola invited us, and learned a lot about permaculture, utilizing waste, and the area history in general. They are starting to provide weekly organic food baskets, which we will try out this week.
Well, that’s all for now. Sorry my report wasn’t that long but most of our work this week was with the pipes, which is hard work but not terribly exciting!