Hitch 5: ACE VUS Mississippi Team

Hola SCA fans! The Mississippi team is facing down heat and storm, all to bring the Army Corps of Engineers and all you folks at home the best info in visitor usage. While the team has been hard at work, we are also getting ready to wrap things up and put a big bow on this summer’s SCA program. But we still have plenty of work to get through before we can do that.

Looming clouds did not deter your SCA stalwarts when we worked in the Oxford Community Garden, just across University Ave. from our humble abode. We met with Steve from the Community Garden and worked alongside a group of incoming freshmen from Ole Miss’s honors program. Together with the eager young students, we took up shovels, pitchforks, hoes, and wheel barrows and we weeded, stacked mulch and compost, built compost bins, laid down sod, prepared plots for planting and took care of anything else they needed. And we got the chance to spread the word about the SCA to some impressionable young minds. Not to mention some bell peppers, green onions, and egg plants fresh off the vine.

And, as mentioned in the last hitch report, we got to go to the free music festival in Clarkesdale, MS, the birthplace of the Delta Blues, to see rock god Robert Plant with his current band, the Space Shifters. And for the record, in case all you Led Zeppelin fans are curious, he played ‘Friends,’ ‘Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,’ ‘Black Dog,’ and sections from ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘How Many More Times’ as part of medlies. He’s still got it after all these years.
Until next time, this is your SCA team in Oxford MS.