Today was an exciting day here at the elephant sanctuary. We started in the morning when we split back up into two groups. The first group went to the Ranger camp where we rendered the toilet that we had built in weeks past We also painted the water catchment. Claire also had some fun rolling around in a cement drum.
The second group went off to continue works creating a fire break.
In the afternoon the 1st group went to collect rice husks form the local rice mill. We did this to use the rice husks in fertilizer. We have been planting tons of trees and vegetables to improve the sanctuary for the elephants and the rest of the wild life.
The fire break group ventured into the jungle to one of the two dams. The dam was not holding water too well so we broke it down and began to work on making it more efficient. Towards the end of our work something unspeakable occurred… MUD FIGHT!
Jorja threw the first proverbial punch, and it was returned in force. Everyone was drenched in mud except Lauren who bolted off at the first sign of trouble (Smart move). Caked in a free mud face mask we trotted back to camp to feed the elephants.
In the evening the soldier who were building for in the morning and who play volley ball with us every afternoon joined us at the eating area for an English lesson. English is such an important skill to learn in a country like Cambodia where tourism is an ever growing portion presence in the economy.