Well, this critter is a last minute addition. I carried my camera along on my morning walk just in case there was something interesting. This is the first centipede I have seen in our neighborhood. There were plenty of them in Micronesia when we lived there, and every single member of our family has experienced the awful attack of a centipede. After immortalizing this one, I nudged it with my shod foot to see if it was alive – it was in the middle of the road after all. The creature slithered away, and I chose not to act on the impulse to kill it.
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Austin’s friend in Vanuatu did the research on bio-security and what it will take for him to be able to export his chicks there. Guess what …. this chicken pen is sub-standard. It is SO substandard (for many reasons – some very obvious, such as rats and wild birds can get in) that it will take a complete overhaul. The alternative is Austin will need to find a source of excellent chicks from an up-to-standard facility in Fiji. He is now exploring options on both fronts.
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Our first POMEGRANATE !
This is not from a tree Austin planted, but from one planted by the former owner Jai Karan. God bless him! As you can see the flesh on the seeds of this pomegranate is pink.
We wondered if it was ripe, but when we tasted … YUM ! It was Monica’s first time eating pomegranate, and she declared it her new Favorite Fruit.
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Finally, for those who require the fuzzy or furry to feel satisfied – two handsome young bucks who have just appeared in our neighborhood.
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