These pretty kumquat things caught my eye. I’d never noticed them on our property before; they are right on the side of Cardiac Hill. Austin says they are called lemon-china (le-mon-CHEE-na) in Fiji. I think these are the fruits that make the great local lemonade.
SOMETHING I MISSED
There was an annual crab migration down the river this week. Junia told me about it – but I didn’t go to the river, much less take my camera. (Note to self: mid-to-late May. Try to catch it next year.)
SOMETHING WE FIGURED OUT
You may remember I noticed lots of single strand spider creations about a month ago. Saw them again this morning. Dr. Smarty Pants has a theory – he says the baby spiders are dispersing. That sounds good to me.
WORK IN THE CHICKEN YARD
Austin yelled at me to come get a photo in the chicken yard. He and a village youth were digging a new drainage path for the chicken yard, and they had a poultry riot going on. Every spadeful brought up a bunch of worms.
The chickens were going for them – and also the ducks! I didn’t know ducks like to eat worms!
Here is the dug up dirt being dump on the “high” end of the yard. Loot at the poultry still chasing after the Happy Meal.
WORK ON THE HEN HOUSE
We currently have 2 hen houses connected by the chicken yard. This is the unimproved one.
See close up of the dirt floor.
Here is the house Austin and the lads are working on … they are cementing the floor and making it rat-proof. What is that mess on the cement, you ask? Hens and roosters roosted above it last night. That is one night’s droppings from about 20 birds. Austin will be putting dried grass on top of the cement under the roosts, to help the droppings turn into usable fertilizer.
And finally ….. what you have all been waiting for……
She is a calm and happy mother.
She delivered ten, but one died.
There are four white pups (taking after Po).
And there are five black pups (taking after Uncle Daddy).
I intend to do weekly updates on these bundles of cuteness until they all have new homes.
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May you all have a blessed and happy week.
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