Working The Fields

Our youths' most important weekly chore is to visit the elderly and deliver food, supplies and companionship to them. Next, come their responsibilities in our farm: preparing the land, planting and watering the crops and harvesting them. Here our youths in the fields surrounding Rauscher Hall, working on crop cultivation.

One of our youths with newly harvested bananas

One of our youths with newly harvested bananas

It always amazes me how they can carry heavy loads on their heads. Here are two of the young women carrying buckets full of items to and from the fields

It always amazes me how they can carry heavy loads on their heads. Here are two of the young women carrying buckets full of items to and from the fields

Several of our youths clearing and preparing a field. It's hard manual labor without modern farm equipment that we take for granted.

Several of our youths clearing and preparing a field. It's hard manual labor without modern farm equipment that we take for granted.