Cambodia Day 12

Once again the groups were separated and required to complete different activities. Today ‘Arun Rai’ was to start the day working in the fruit and vegetable garden, where they planted small papaya plants, while ‘Kham Lin’ cleaned the geese pond and then went to work in the garden planting ‘morning glory’. The morning was productive and we know that we are contributing to the                    self-sufficiency of the animal sanctuary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          During the day, the rescued monkeys are fed three times a day. People have been lucky enough to go and assist with feeding the monkeys. No one has been allowed in ‘Joy’s’ enclosure (surprise surprise) however they are allowed to enter a couple of the monkey enclosures and Trinity was lucky enough to touch the gibbon. The afternoon saw both groups reunited to work on planting a sugar cane crop. As we were working the heavens opened up and it began to rain but that didn’t stop us. We continued to work until we had run out of sugar cane to plant. Then it was time to feed the elephants and have a well deserved shower.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This evening conservation rangers from the local military base came to visit, so that they could further develop their English language conversation skills. Everyone had a laugh, particularly the Rangers, who were giggling at our awful Khmer language skills. After an hour or so we bid the Rangers farewell and began preparing for bed.  Everyone is excited for tomorrow afternoon, where we will be taking the time to ‘bless’ the trees.

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