Saturday, July 30, 2011
Los 3 cerditos and other news
It is day 3 at the farm in Orgiva, Granada and my muscles hurt in places I didn't know existed. But I love it! I came looking for a different part of Spain and a different experience through HelpX and so far I'm having a great time. Kay and Bernie (my hosts) have been very helpful and generous and know a lot of people in the area so there are visitors in and out all the time.
I arrived on Wednesday night not knowing what to expect as I sat in the middle of a strange town waiting for Kay to pick me up. Fortunately, she did come for me and showed me to her lovely white house on the outskirts of town. I settled in to my new surroundings and enjoyed the change of pace from busy city life in Madrid.
The 7 AM wake up call the next day for work came as a bit of a shock. I rolled sleepily out of bed for the first part of the day's work. Kay and Bernie keep an amazing garden which is where most of my work takes place. I walked around to take pictures of it today for my lovely readers only to realize I left my camara chord in Madrid. Woops! Anyway my work so far has consisted of everything from weeding to compost pile-moving to planting to more weekding. It is hard work but it is nice to work with my hands for a change. On Thursday whilst I was pulling away at stubborn weeds a surprise came chugging up the driveway...PIGS (or in Spanish cerdos)!!