Myfanwy Owen
Agricultural Club Bonfire Buffet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 16:16

The first Agriculture Club meeting of the year had been advertised by fliers (written on recycled paper using vegetable inks) around the school from the moment Myfanwy had obtained permission from Toby, who had been, as usual, very enthusiastic about her plans. The club the Lyra had set up two years ago was an excellent opportunity for students of any age at RMI to plant, cultivate, and harvest organically grown produce in the designated allotments within the grounds of the school. It was a shame that so many plants naturally ripened while the students were all away for the summer, but with an army of house elves to feed, and some staff families permanently residing within the school, Myffi was certain nothing would go to waste. However it would be amazing for the students who had put in hard work to grow these plants to be able to sample the fruit (metaphorically and literally) of their labours. Meals for the club members had been held towards the end of term before, but this year, with so much food suitable for early September harvesting, Myfanwy had decided it would be fun to hold an introductory feast of fresh, organic produce that would be open for any inhabitant of the school to attend. She was hopeful it might encourage new members to join.

The first full weekend back at school, AgriClub’s bonfire and buffet was held at the outdoor classroom on Saturday evening. In the middle of the ring of weathered, wooden benches was a small, magically managed bonfire. Around the outside of the circle were small tables bearing the crops that Myffi and other members of AgriClub had picked, gathered, and otherwise harvested earlier that day. There were cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuces, beets and carrots, a selection of fresh herbs and several small bowls of raspberries. There were also potatoes, which could either be baked whole on the bonfire, or cut up with carrots or beets and mixed with herbs to make soup. Some tomatoes has been blended with herbs, which could be used as a dressing or a dip for crudites. With a variety of implements for cooking on hand, the guests could consume the produce however they chose.

As people began to arrive, the seventh year cheerfully greeted everyone and, if they had never been to AgriClub before, briefly introduced herself, and outlined that the food was all grown organically by RMI students, without using pesticides, potions, or other chemicals to enhance growth in any way. She was ready to answer any question that students or staff might have, and content to flit about, happily weaving between students and around the bonfire like an excitable moth in her long, brown linen dress. Her round, rose-gold glasses glinted in the firelight, and her dark hair was safely secured in a single French braid.

(OOC: Welcome to AgriClub! Please remember that all posting rules apply here, including minimum word count and not writing for other characters. If you have any questions you can ask on the OOC page or in chatzy. If your character has any questions for Myffi, she will do her best to answer. Have fun!)

    • I regret my choices - Connor Farnon, Wed Jul 18 16:41
      Of the things that Connor didn’t like about RMI, Agricultural Club wasn’t near the top of the list. Some of the members of Agricultural Club were near the top of the list, most specifically Marley... more
      • Oh finally, you're making progress - Marley Chapman, Thu Jul 19 16:26
        Walking around to admire the assortment of vegetables that had been spread out, Marley’s smile just kept growing bigger. Their little club had started from nothing and grown all of this, and now they ... more
        • Does progress need to be made? - Connor, Mon Jul 23 14:36
          Who else would it be but Marley Chapman. Not someone like her, but the demon herself. Another day, another opportunity for Marley to do something terrible to Connor. Clearly he should have just... more
          • Of course, the first thing Connor did was frown at her. She was all prepared to make some kind of sarcastic apology for having germs but what could she do, she was just human, except he followed up... more
            • Honestly I feel so attacked right now - Connor, Wed Jul 25 16:20
              He should have known that their conversation would end up like this. No matter how polite Connor tried to be, Marley ruined it every time. All he had done was ask if she had experience cooking... more
              • Honestly you're the worst - Marley, Thu Jul 26 16:06
                “This is such a nonsensical way of cooking things…” Marley giggled, which may have made it seem like she was laughing at Connor’s oh-so-very entitled complaint about the lack of house-elves present... more
                • No, you're the worst - Connor, Thu Jul 26 17:24
                  Great, now Marley was laughing at him. Connor let out his breath sharply in exasperation and stuck his wand in the pocket of his now grass-stained khakis. Because of course Marley was laughing at... more
                  • Now you're just copying - Marley, Fri Jul 27 23:02
                    There was so much that was backwards in what Connor was saying that for a moment she wasn’t even sure where to start. There was also so much that was baffling that she didn’t know whether to react... more
                    • Now you're just copying - Connor, Sat Jul 28 12:38
                      It wasn’t unusual for Connor to be confused when talking to Marley because she often said things that didn’t make sense. Usually they could be tied back to the conversation as a whole, though, which... more
                      • When she tuned back in, it was a nice change of pace to note that Connor actually wasn’t being all Muggle-phobic or Eurocentric Magick-centric or whatever (he was technically European so... more
                        • All right, the potato was apparently supposed to do that, according to Marley. Although Marley didn’t seem as though she were particularly sure, as she scampered off to see Myffi and check, leaving... more
    • Winding down [TAG: Leo or Nolan} - Myfanwy Owen, Sun Jul 15 16:27
      When it seemed like everyone had settled, Myfanwy indulged in a small baked potato with tomato and herb sauce and a little salad on the side. After she was done eating, and satisfied that at least... more
      • I can roll with this - Leopold Harris, Mon Jul 16 17:53
        Leo had spent the morning with Eugene. In fact he had spent almost every morning since he’d come back to school being dogged by his little brother. At first he’d thought it was kind of endearing to... more
        • Re: I can roll with this - Myfanwy, Tue Jul 17 15:31
          Sitting around a bonfire in the evening of a warm September day, the weather charms creating a soft breeze that lightly brushed along Myffi’s bare forearms, the seventh year felt almost giddy with... more
          • Re: I can roll with this - Leo, Wed Jul 18 22:03
            Cledan sounded like something you might call your owl not a person so of course it made sense that one of Myffi’s friends and/or relative had such a name. She was Welsh after all and it seemed to him ... more
            • Y’all give up on subjects? - Nolan Ramsey, Thu Jul 19 17:20
              Even if they didn’t get to eat the food, Nolan would still participate in AgriClub. Pearl Street was pretty cool, especially now that Nolan could go up and see Quint a few blocks away, but a city was ... more
              • Re: Y’all give up on subjects? - Myffi, Fri Jul 20 15:35
                Leo took a brownie, eagerly consuming almost the whole, roughly cut chunk in one bite. He didn’t object to its taste - history had taught Myfanwy that if Leo didn’t like something he would say so -... more
                • We're just going around in circles - Leo, Mon Jul 23 10:13
                  Leo couldn’t pinpoint the exact time Nolan Ramsey decided to join them. One moment it was just Myffi and him, happily hanging out and then Leo looked around and Nolan was just there . Leo could never ... more
                  • Let’s add a twist - Myffi, Tue Jul 24 04:48
                    This felt like a moment. There was a beautiful dusk, and a crackling bonfire, and Leo was super close. They’d been close before, looking at the same page in a textbook, or even closer, when Leo had... more
                    • How about an olive? - Nolan, Tue Jul 24 16:40
                      “ I feel obliged to inform you that these brownies are legal only for medicinal use where you come from. ” Huh. Well, this was going to be a much more interesting AgriClub event than he had been... more
                      • Nah, too bitter - Leo, Sun Jul 29 11:42
                        Leo’s head was spinning and it had little to do with the brownies. Myffi had just kissed him. Of course Leo had wanted Myffi to kiss him but now that it had happened he wasn’t sure what to do about... more
                        • Would you prefer something sweet? - Myffi, Mon Jul 30 03:43
                          Leo’s reaction was just to sort of look at her. Myffi guessed that, like her, he was trying to figure out what this new twist was all about. Then he laughed a bit, albeit nervously, and Myffi decided ... more
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