Planting Potatoes with Korean children

It was decided that we would take a field trip to a farm in Korea and plant potatoes and corn. It was incredibly fun, if not more taxing than a regular day-the farm was in the mountains (like everywhere else in Korea) and also surrounded by a forest, so to make sure no children were lost to the woods was a bit stressful. But I loved it. Nothing like watching 80 3-7 year olds play in the dirt and chase bugs. The sense of innocence and endless fascination with the aspects of life viewed as mundane by adults is a beautiful thing. Plus the amazing 70 degree weather was fantastic.

Steve hard at work.

Steve hard at work.

Reading Town-this is our row of vegetables.

Reading Town-this is our row of vegetables.

Koala class pats the dirt on top of their potatoes.

Koala class pats the dirt on top of their potatoes.

Lucy showing me how grass flies in the wind.

Lucy showing me how grass flies in the wind.

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bus rides. good times.

bus rides. good times.

Willie!

Willie!

Tony, in his jaunty little beret, decided he wanted to try on my shades. Pimp!

Tony, in his jaunty little beret, decided he wanted to try on my shades. Pimp!

Marisa and I are about to go spend some of our hard-earned money on a shopping excursion in Guri, then meet some of our friends for drinks. I’m excited to buy some new shoes! We also followed up our girls’ night out last night (dinner, then going to see ‘Bride Wars’ at the cinema-so fun!) with Jenn by getting pedicures today in Pyeongnae. The pedicurist/shop owner was so cute, and had great English due to 2 years spent in Australia at University several years ago. She told me my feet are like baby feet, so little and soft and white…ha! All the ladies in the shop found that amusing, as did I.  Oh yes. Now my little baby feet and I are off to wander the shops. Peace.

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