It’s JUNE (on this side of the international date line)! And meyer lemons are in season.
It is also Duck Nesting Season. Junia has collected hatched-out ducklings from two different nests and put them in the incubator room to keep them safe from hawks.
I found this sitting duck beside the kitchen. All these years here, this is the first time I’ve seen a duck nest.
In the “cute construction” category, Junia constructed a trellis for our Pearl Dragon Fruit cacti.
The small pearl dragon fruit plant is at the base on the right.
Going up the hill to take the tinker toy trellis photo, I was quite surprised to see THIS:
What’s WRONG with this photo? I will tell you!
Whenever I told anyone in Rabi about Happy Chicken, I started off with the best ration of Roosters to Hens. It is 8:1. Six to ten females for every male. In the photo above I have put a blue dot above every rooster and a pink dot beside every hen. Twelve roosters to seven hens! Sheesh! That is almost 1:2 … sixteen degrees out of whack. We are overrun with roosters!
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Okay – there was one more photo from Rabi. My favorite actually. I didn’t share it because I didn’t know how to. I sent it a few very close friends, and they liked it – so here goes:
This was our bathroom at the home we stayed in on Rabi Island. It was a typical pair of structures – better than many. The photo was taken from the kitchen door.
On the left is the toilet – which was a nice water-seal type. What an improvement over the outhouses Austin and I used when we lived in the Caroline Islands. But the “strange” thing about i-Kiribati/Rabi custom is that they are not shy about using the toilet – so the wall only goes up shoulder high. Your head is always visible through the window (unless you choose to double over). At least the outhouse is well ventilated 🙂
In the middle of the photo is the “shower.” The tin was about armpit high on me, so it’s definitely a place to squat to shower!
(close up) Water from the nearby creek is piped in, and the tap is typically left open. That was a first for me – leaving a shower without turning it off. Like bathing in a waterfall. This is also the laundry house. Ah – hand laundry.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Austin got home last night from Christmas Island . This certainly makes my week happy. May you all have a happy week as well
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