|Bamboo, or takuara in Guarani. For my super-lindo fence. heh.|
Eventually the cercado (fence) is going to be placed neatly next to my house, where my garden will be. Due to my never-ending battle with the chickens, ducks, and other foul fowl, a fence is required to keep my future veggies alive. Another reason why birds are the worst thing in the world. I´m hoping to put in at least 3 or 4 tablóns of green peppers, carrots, onions, cucumbers, spinach, zucchini, etc. I also want to have room for my compost piles. It´s a small area, so I´m definitely going to need to be smart about the layout.
Hopefully I will be finished by Sunday afternoon. On Monday, I´m going to Salto Cristal with some friends, and then I plan on buying my seeds at an agrovet next Saturday when I meet up with some friends for lunch in Paraguarí. I´ll try to video some of the work I do as a demo of probably how not to use a machete. This is one of those days when I wish my Dad could drive down to help me with projects like this. Math and geometry were never strengths of mine, and I don´t know if I have the patience for this kind of repetative and frustrating work. I´m sure it will be fine though.
Once this fence is done and the garden is planted, I want to start working on the water line and building my shower. I´m probably going to draft some help from other volunteers for that project... I don´t have a clue about plumbing!
Things are going well. I don´t even really think about home much anymore. I´ve sort of fallen into a groove here, which is good. The weather is gradually cooling, and the days are just flying by! I can hardly believe April is coming so fast, and the next group (G38) will be swearing in soon. I´m almost a veteran! My G has it´s Reconnect training coming up, which signifies almost 4 months at site... life moves crazy fast!