Day 10 by Asher
On day 10 we went to Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville and he showed us how he makes his own sodas for his customers. It was very interesting because he put essential food oils in his soda. In his cola he put in 16 ounces of grain alcohol, lemon oil, coriander oil, cinnamon oil, nutmeg oil, neroli oil, lime oil, and vanilla. Satchel adds the grain alcohol because without it the water and the oil would separate so it makes it mix and dissolve. He makes a sugar syrup with two and a half gallons of water and either 30 pounds of sugar or one cup of Stevia. One tablespoon of the flavor gets mixed into the syrup, and then this gets mixed with carbonated water in a 1 to 5 ratio.
After that we went to a farm called Siemba and weeded in trade for some vegetables. The farm had pigs and goats and a lot of vegetables. We now have way too many carrots.
Then we went to a spring and ate lunch but it was unfortunate because we only had 11 tortillas and also it was rainy and gloomy and gross outside. Right after that we went to a prairie wetland and saw cool wildlife like alligators, armadillos, birds, and wild boars. Then it started raining so we left.
Then we went to the farmers market in Gainesville and saw Cecil. My mom bought a bunch of oranges from him and he offered our group more free citrus. We tried to pay for it, but he made us take it for free. He’s really nice!
Then we spent the rest of our kitty money going out for Satchel’s pizza for dinner. The wait was pretty long but it was really good pizza so it was worth it. Then we went back to my mom’s house and went to bed.