Day 143: The fat lady has sung

We realize it was a pipe-dream for us to think that our last day on the farm would be a little easier than those that came before it. Edmund had other plans for us though and made sure we finished things with a bang. After spending the first part of the morning fighting claustrophobia while…

Day 141: Dining with friends

Every Wednesday Edmund and Elsie treat the volunteers to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their kitchen but it’s not just about the food.  Spending some time with everyone gives us a chance to enjoy the good company and conversation in a setting in which we aren’t all dripping with sweat under the sun.  It’s evident…

Day 140: From the fruit of the vine

The majority of Upland’s land is used to cultivate the versatile grape and while they are delicious raw, there are a variety of other products generated from the crop.  The raisin is essentially a dried grape that is sweet because of its high concentration of crystalized sugars.  The process to get the water out of…