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Hi my name is Raquel, and I was the leader of the day today. Today we learned about working like a Nicaraguan local, and since Nicaragua’s economy is based mainly on agriculture we learned a lot about what it’s like to work on the farm. When we got there we were separated into three groups one that worked with goat poo, one that worked with fertilizing the coffee plants, and another that helped to work in a farm. In order to learn about all this we went to a farm named La Garnacha and we were introduced to Pablo, Ramon, Lolo who helped supervise the three groups. The goat poo section consisted of scooping up large sections of poo and I think they looked like blueberries and in this section we met Ramon and we learned that they had goats and pellyboys they were so cute. Jarid in particular was very strong because he went underneath the goat pen while the goat’s were peeing and pooing. In the next section in the coffee section we used fertilizer from the worms and put it on the coffee plants and smush it with our feet. My group consisted of Dori, Samy, Ivanna, Jake, Amanda, Savvy, and me however Dori’s leg was throbbing so she went back. Jake Amanda Savvy and I went to the field with Pablo and we asked him many questions and learned so much about farming from him. What impacted me in particular is that they work from 6 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon and they work so hard, and we learned how to really appreciate the work  they do.