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As a volunteer in a jujube farm

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As a volunteer in a jujube farm

As ensuring everything diagnosed was very well After seeing a doctor ,my honey(wife) and I decided to fulfil our desire to be a volunteer in a farm with jujubed planted there. Which is in QieMO county XinJiang (1500km from urumuchi).We began to set off with TCM(traditional chinese medicine)by coach at 7:00 pm on 8th/November,we booked the ticket instantly when we got the coach station ,7 seats (tickets)left ,we were good luck . After around 10 minutes ,When I saw the PLD screen ,it showed no seat. Waiting….
On the way….
Because of needing to put off shoes , When we got on the coach and lay down (it is a sleeping coach, double couchette ) ,it was full of stink from all of feet,it was very very smelly . I suit the stink soon, then I felt boring (it was not time to sleep) and nothing to do ,so I took of my smartphone from my pocket. Connected the network and entered my qq screen.i saw a girl was active in a group ,so I send message to her ,she replied me. Then we have a nice talking , I told her what I would go to do .
Arrived…
Next morning we got the county ,the sky is relatively blue. After having a breakfast (20 dumplings) , we bought some snack and fruits in a fair ,all of them were rather expensive ,this county is far away from developed city ,even from its capital(korla,800KM) . Then we rented a taxi , the driver asked 50RMB, I didn’t agree ,I asked him to discount the price ,depended on my bargain skill ,40RMB was okay(around 25KM away, I asked the farmer before).AT 2:45 PM we arrived farmer’s home ,his daughter picked up us on the road near his home (call her daughter sully) .She suggested us have a rest and have some food ,but our sence of urgency drove us to the farm .when got there ,with a short meeting and chatting with the farmer ,we began to work .
Working…
Working is picking up the jujubes. We needed to ape the farmer how to pick up the jujubes from the field . the farmer taught us patiently , spending about half an hour on learning . he asked us be careful about thorn , protect our face with veil ,keep putting on mask ,keep the jujubes clear, ect.. After we experienced we knew the smaller the jujube is ,and the more thorn it has ,the bigger the jujube is ,the longer the thorn is . We put the jujubes into the basket,weight 13kg when it was full , we finished 13 baskets unitl 7:00pm , then off work .
Dinner was very great and delicious ,
Second day…
We go on picking up jujubes . Before we set off from home,we make a goal of 30 baskets .In order to pick up fast , we put our attention on the jujubes and thorn overlooked , suddenly a thorn got my honey’s hand puncture, it hurt very much. We stick a band-aid on it ,then go on working . 6:00pM we completed the goal. Following on ,we had a rest and waited for off work , because the farmer’s families were busy in loading jujubes on the truck and shipped them to jujube field.
Third day…
Because of our slow speed , the farmer asked us not to pick up , let us load jujube . He had employed someone(9 persons) to pick up jujubes. 7RMB per basket , we felt very ashamed for not being qualified for the work . We load 168 baskets the whole day and load off the same.
Fourth…
According to the farmer’s calculating and analyzing,he felt 9 persons were not enough for finishing working within 3 days ,so he went to hire another 8 persons . With that we can’t load the baskets instantly and there were not enough baskets to fill the jujubes. Cycle badly ,it was too late for us to load them . Finally the farmer went to the market for purchasing another 100 baskets. At afternoon we caught a hare ,when picked it up ,we found it hurt .After packing it well ,we took it home.
Fifth…
The fifth day was a nice day(working was same to fourth day) ,the dinner was more great and delicious than the first day(because we would leave the next day) .farmer’s wife catch two chicken and make them for us ,one was used for fired chicken ,the other one was used for making chicken soup. We never drank before but we drank unlike a fish, I like drinking wine or beer ,but the farmer like drink spirit ,other drank water .In order to keep working capacity ,all of us drank a little .
Sixth…
We did not go to work ,we woke up by ourselves ,after getting up ,we folded our clothes and put them in the order into our bags. Waiting for leaving and going back to company, we went to the coach station which was in the county at 5pm. We got up the coach at 7PM ,everything went well ,then on the way to company….
End………
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