Christmas in Malpaisillo
We have come across a youth group (sort of... most are late teens or early 20's, and there are only about 4 regular members) that is forming as part of a national club of youth environmentalists. This could potentialy be a great secondary project for us. We told them we know how to start viveros (tree nurseries) and that really excited them. They want us to help tham make one. So, the other day we gave them a class on composting and we are going to meet in a couple more days with all of our weeks worth of yard waste and kitchen scraps to start a big communal compost pile. The idea is that we will make compost for a few months and then use that soil to start our vivero in March. Everything grows here and compost happens much quicker too. So, we're pretty excited about this forming project. We really weren't expecting to do much work until school started in the end of Enero (January) so this is great. Hopefully we can help this group get more organized and grow and do good things for the town. We'll keep you posted.
Christmas is in a few days, but neither of us are really in that christmas (or hanukkah) mood. Maybe it is because we are away from our families and friends, or because it is in the 80s or 90s every day, or because there are no department stores or TV commercials trying to get our $$. Who knows, but we want to wish anyone out there reading this a great holiday season. Especially all of you in CO who are surely going to have a white christmas with that huge storm you just got. Enjoy a few turns for us.
We'll give you some pics soon...