We broke up the ground and reshaped the garden into a crescent moon shape, making a rock wall around it. Transplanted a sage plant to a new raised bed we made; planted a few trees and herbs inside the 'moon' too. The fire pit needed to be relocated out a few feet so we dugout a new area for it and built a brick wall around it. We removed a good amount of grass and then leveled it all with topsoil. It looks pretty darn good now.
This wwoofing experience all in all was positive but we really didn't partake in much of the farming/harvest since they already had 2 farm interns and 2 long term wwoofers. We mainly worked with Brigham doing odd and end jobs that needed to be done at some point and having extra hands helped motivate him to do some projects. I wish we did actual farming but for the short notice and duration of this stay it makes sense and I am please with everything we accomplished and learned.
I learned a lot just by observing and seeing how things worked around the farm. I'm excited to bring back info to others about solar panels, composting toilets, hoop houses, community dinner and washing help. Should be interesting to see how the monastic community compares and contrasts.
Blake arrived this evening from biking from Portland and him and Evan met me in Nehalem for some dinner then we rode back. Packing up out bikes and heading to Tillamook tomorrow.