Monday, September 13
Day of Service
On Sept 11, we had a work day for the local food bank. They use Washington State's test farm to grow vegetables and fruit for the food cupboard. We joined 75 or more people to pull, wash and sort carrots, mulch blueberries and weed other plots. HRH and I were assigned to work in the blueberry patch pulling mulch from the trailer behind the tractor and putting it around the plants. HRH had his hand up so fast when they asked for a tractor driver, I couldn't believe it. It had to be the easiest job assigned. I had to give him a hard time about it. He said his neck hurt fro turning and looking around and his backside from sitting in the cushioned seat. The rest of the crew were wielding rakes and shovels all day. I didn't have much sympathy. It was a fun day and I met a couple of quilters there, so the conversation was nice too. It was nice to give to others and do service that we know was appreciated and will be as folks needing food get those nice fresh veggies.