Since the beginning of June, Mount Rosary as well as all southern Indians experiences the bliss of the Monsoon Rain. Workers, inmates and visitors of our Institution feel relieved of the hot summer days and enjoy the cold breeze and rain the monsoon brings with it.
Not only us but also tha nature on our land begins to blossom and new plants are springing thorugh the soft soil. No wonder this is the perfect time to plant new vegetables, fruits and trees. Because the rainwater provides everything the new sapplings need, they can soon grow and strengthen to endure the next summer. As soon as the heavy rain stops, the work begins.
As we in Mount Rosary not only think for today or this year but also for generations to come we started a project to reforest our land with Sagoni and Chirpu trees to provide timbre and firewood for future use. Within the sometimes rough rain showers of this month our workers, together with our volunteer Jonathan from Germany, planted 150 new trees this week. Because the ground is soaked with water it becomes easier to dig the holes for the small trees and nature itself takes care of watering them.
Of coures, with the rain comes humidity in the air and that causes numerous challenges for our inmates. Every Indian knows how uncomfortable fungus can be. To prevent fungus from growing in your clothes Mount Rosary has a few tips:
Only wash when there is sun to dry your clothes. Keep your room closed all the time to prevent cold and humid air from coming in. Put coals or Neem leafs in your closet. This absorbs the moisture and keeps the closet dry.
Mount Rosary inmates also have to keep themselves warm and healthy to not catch a cold. Thankfully, due to the nutritious food and drinking tea, ragi and warm milk or water in the evening, everyone is still strong and healthy.
Take care of yourself and enjoy the bliss of the monsoon time with us!