Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sweet Potato Farm

We went on a field trip today, picking sweet potatoes on a farm 40 minutes away.

The farm was nestled in the mountains. They had some livestock (which we heard but didn't see up close), and their main crops appeared to be rice, green onion, peppers, eggplant, pumpkins, lettuce, sweet potatoes. These were surrounded by some trees that had what looked like small oranges on them.

That post where I wrote about the butterflies being extinct here via the pollution? I take that back.. we saw butterflies there. Small yellow ones. Ryan said he saw a beetle the size of a mouse.

Anyway, we got there and they loaded up the kids on a wagon, and carted them away.. forever!!! Yayy! No, they dumped them out 100 metres downhill, in the sweet potato patch, and handed us some metal hand spades to dig up the sweet potatoes. We teachers ended up pilfering through the dirt for the potatoes while the kids stood around watching, not wanting to get their hands dirty. It was cute. Here's Iris doing the grunt labour for Adam:

To see all the pictures from the trip, click here.

Someone's playing cool, really loud music outside. Most importantly, it's western. They've played 80's, classical and now they're playing something alternative-punk. Gonna go off and head-bob now...


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