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Welcome Dailon

April 16th, 2013

A funny thing happened while we were in Colombia, South America in February. We traveled down to take photos and make videos for the non-profit that I work for. While there, we met Dailon. He’s a 21 year old from Ohio, who traveled down to help with the camp project that we’re working on.
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After talking to him throughout the week, he asked if he could come up and visit/stay with us, to be our intern.  He arrived Sunday evening right around dusk.
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The next morning he was already out working in the garden (more about what he’s working on later this week).  Now we have another member of the Chiot’s Run family.
He’s going to be working in the garden and the woodlot in exchange for his room, board and a small stipened. It’s a good thing I have more garden space, we’ll definitely need it to grow enough vegetables for him. I have to remember to plant two or three times as much of everything. We’re even getting him his own flock of chickens. No doubt you’ll be seeing more of Dailon throughout the summer.
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It will be nice to have him around. Since Mr Chiots and I are self employed, it can be difficult to arrange our work to have less of it in the summer and more in the winter as we like.  There are times when we should hire someone part-time to help with certain projects, but we just end up working longer hours ourselves.  We’re swamped with work right now, so it will work out nicely for us to have someone that can put in the hours outside that we can’t.

Do you ever get a helping hand in the garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.