Helping Hands

This last week, the progress on the communal kitchen has been helped along by Eric’s Dad, Jens, Carlos and Mario and Ruby! These men, plus Eric and Barbara have been doing some fantastic work inside and outside….

First task of the week was the lime-washing of the walls…

Our amazing volunteer Ruby, and Eric found themselves in all sort of challenging positions reaching the corners with the lime wash! Even Ruby’s dog Stella got whitened in the process!

The animals paid close attention to the developments….

Once the walls were ready, the next job was the FLOOR….the cement cleaned and ready for the tiles to be laid…

Here is Carlos expertly laying the tiles – it was a wet day, but nonetheless his humor kept the job light and fast.

Carlos and Mario left, and we had Jens take over….he made a paste that looked like chocolate moose and spread it all over the tiled floor…

And boom – the result is beautiful!

When the sun was shining, Eric and Rubi were stripping mimosa poles – for the new chicken house…

And Jens was power-washing the outside of the kitchen walls in preparation of the ‘pointing’ work.

This last week the team did AMAZINGLY! And we are moving forward with excitement. Solar panels and batteries are due to be set up this week, so more transformations on the way….

Special thanks to Rubi who was with us the last couple of weeks – he left on his travels yesterday. We were grateful for your help and hope to cross paths again in the future!!!

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