Today was a full day of our service project! From 9am-4pm we helped out local farmer, Gregorio. We split into groups and mixed piles of soil from Agua, cement, and water to create a patio for coffee beans to dry on. We made mini “volcanoes” of the mixture to hand-stir the cement before laying it down. Farmers can apply for projects to get assistance with in order to help with their coffee farming. It was very tiring, but very rewarding. Besides the work, our favorite part was his dogs and horse which is there to help haul materials to and from his land.
Tonight we had our first non-authentic dish for dinner, pizza!! Tomorrow is another day of finishing the patio and continuing our service project experience.