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posted Jun 19, 2010, 3:41 AM by Julie Bateman   [ updated Jun 26, 2010, 5:59 AM ]

Today we dug holes. A bittersweet condition is that we have firm ground – good for architecture, bad for the diggers. Tito and Joam joined us, what took me ten swings was accomplished in about one by them, needless to say they were wonderful to have on site. We pretty much just pick-axed and shoveled until lunch.

This afternoon, I went to visit Fatchima (wife of Fiao), who will be hosting five GIEU students, to make a grocery list, set breakfast and dinner times, and discuss other things that got lost in translation – which is alright because people are incredibly good hosts in the Pantanal.