3 July, 2009
For those of us not as gifted in the Arts, there was also something to do.
Backbreaking work in the HOT HOT Sun pulling up new rice to be replanted.
Everyone is expected to work including the young. In Communal Life there can be no sluggards and no time for goofing off!
Well it sounds good anyway… but regardless of the occasional moments of regressing, to an earlier stage of our existence,
by days end we had accomplished our goal of 120 bundles of rice plants which we will let soak for two days before replanting the seedlings in our own field.
Sunday 5 July, 2009
The cows came early in the morning and while we waited for them to plow the field, some of the boys went to fetch the bundles of rice from the neighbors.
It’s a good half mile down the road and they had to make several trips in the Hot Sun.
We didn’t get started until noon on replanting the rice, but everyone pitched in and did their part,
and by late afternoon we were putting in the last of the seedlings
Some might be tempted to say to me that this just proves the old saying that there is no rest for the wicked and they may be right… but it is my belief that this is what Community is all about.