We started having swimming lessons with some of the young neighbors in our pool. But the pool got yucky and we had to drain and clean it, so now we are going to the river. I find this a bit worrisome, but with Junia along, it is less scary. He’s one strong swimmer.
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ANOTHER FARM TOUR
A dear friend showed up, and so I decided to go on the farm tour with her. Here are a few photos I grabbed from that walk.
Actually, we had only gone to the hilltop when I already wanted a drinking coconut. Junia obliged, getting some for all three of us. Afterward he opened them for the chickens … and these young chickens had no idea it was food. Some mature birds outside were going for another half that Ju put there, so the young ones finally got the idea.
Cocoa pods hanging on a tree.
Rabotan – ready for harvest in another ten days or so. Woo hoo.
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OUR DOGS – from oldest to youngest
Tarsi – the mother, grandmother, great grandmother of them all.
Torsett – the oldest of the offspring, and alpha male
Gogo – dog facing down. He is a sweetie, but gets really beat up by Torsett.
Po – the female that Junia insisted on keeping.
Winky – daughter of Po and Torsett (or maybe Gogo). Just had her second litter. First litter was born under breadfruit tree roots, if you recall. There was room at the inn this time.
The pups nursing.
Lightning – Austin’s favorite of Winky’s pups. But he got lost and cold. Austin gave him a warm bath and put him in the incubator with the baby ducks … but he didn’t make it. Too bad.
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In twelve weeks it will be the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of me writing the Flora and Fauna Weekly report. I have not missed a week. That’s plenty. So for now and the next eleven weeks, I will do the blog and feature one aspect of the farm (this week: Dogs). At the end of the 12 weeks, I will probably leave this as an archive, and move on to something new.
Happy week, y’all.
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