This afternoon, my Ubuntu Day of Service project was at the Tierra Negra Farm, which is a part of the Greenspace Initiative here in Durham. I spent about half of the time weeding out corn beds, and the other half helping attach chicken wire to the bottom of a fence to keep the rabbits.
We were working in the sun for the weeding, which made for quite a bit of sweat. This photo is actually the cleanest I looked all afternoon. When my sweat started dripping dirt and sunscreen into my eyes, I had to go spray my face with the hose, so the streaks of dirt (which at one point formed a mustache as well as all over the place) were washed away.
Also, imagine the smell of the farm as a mix of humidity, dirt, mint, and compost of all sorts.
It was really lovely.
Now I am pretty sure I’m sunburned and I pulled some kind of muscle in my right arm. But I checked, and I don’t have ticks! So I’m going to bed now, and I expect I’ll try to get something more substantive up here tomorrow.