of physical labor
under the intense South Dakota sun.
my favorite part was planting indigenous plants -
cranberries, golden currants, chokecherries and juneberries -
along the Little White River;
a beautiful river that wends its way through the reservation.
I also gained a whole new appreciation
for the work of my mulch man!
I'm used to spreading mulch -
but not making it,
and THEN spreading it!
Important life lesson learned:
don't use the chipper when its been raining;
the wet pulp will create a huge mess that's guaranteed to gum up the blades!
No one 'missions' alone -
and my companions made the week fly by
in our luxury accommodations!
Try not to be too jealous!
Anything is bearable for a few days/nights though, right?
Doing wash, getting caught up on mail, and getting back to work -
will be back in the swing of things before I know it!