In which we don't always "opt outside" but I'm so happy when we do
Linda Brown took the idea and ran with it.
Here at Haiku Farm, we're big fans.
|#optoutside : go outdoors and be useful instead of buying junk on Black Friday|
Often, the weather on Thanksgiving Weekend is frightful, but when it isn't, Linda calls a trail work party and we show up.
Don't let the beautiful sunlight fool you: air temp is way below freezing, and that mud is COLD!
|A swampy bit of trail.|
Today's task: pull the logs out of the trail, pull the mud out of the pit made by the logs, and dig a ditch for a 12" metal culvert.
|Santa Jim was literally knee-deep in boot-sucking mud|
We chopped, dug, scraped, sawed...and then dug and scraped a bit more.
|Linda's ditch, diverting water the drains off the hillside into the culvert|
(which will be inserted into the ditch behind where she is standing in the photo)
We all walked down to the work site wearing several layers of warm clothing...
|Scraping mud is hard work--it's HEAVY!|
...but we warmed up fast.
|I took a picture of the crew standing on high ground when we were done|
Did you opt outside? Share your stories!