29 August 2019

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Just getting a drink of water.  Our cats prefer lightly-flavored fish water.  Eau de poisson.

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We fired the clay pots.

Here are some clay figures just dried – we have saved some for firing NEXT time.

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We fired the dinosaur and our guest’s clay pot.   Guy built a fire of coconut husks.

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I never heard of a fire from coconut husks.  We always use the shells for cooking – all I knew burning husks for was mosquito smudges and bee smokers.

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Silly me.  Those husks got nice and hot.  The clay items were in the middle of the husks.

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After about 20 minutes the husks had burned down.  We saw the glowing edge of the pot – Guy uncovered it with a bent bar.   It lost its heat glow as soon as it cooled a little bit.

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Here it is on top of the ashes.

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The Lamb Man came back with two little ewes.

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We are accepting suggestions for names.  Austin came up with “Mary” and “Contrary” – but even he doesn’t think they are good enough.

They went down to the sheep area without too much trouble – okay, our dogs were a big hassle, but other than that, no problem.  But then we needed to get Curly the Little Ram back up to the Lamb Man’s truck.

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Curly didn’t want to go.

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He really didn’t want to go.

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Sad Curly ….  who was about to become the King Solomon of the Lamb Man’s herd.   Top dog.   We know he is happy now.

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FIJIAN WORD of the WEEK

Savasava (SA-va-sa-VA) means “clean”

Savata (sa-VA-ta) means “to clean”

Savata na peleti – means “to clean the dishes (plates)”   (This is what I knew to say)

Yaya – means “stuff” (items)

Yaya ni kana  – means “stuff for food” – i.e. “dishes”   (This is what Honorable Barefoot Professa just told me.)

Daughter-in-law Mami found something better for savata na yaya ni kana than the crappy commercial sponges.

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Coconut husk.   Yes!

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Happy week, everybody!

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4 thoughts on “29 August 2019

    • Yes, we do make coconut oil soap, but we do not waste our precious VCO for it. We buy the cheap, inedible coconut oil from the store. Interestingly, some bottles of that coconut oil “freeze” at zero degrees Coconut (23 degrees Celsius) and some do not …. meaning it is cut with some other oil. No mind – the soap doesn’t care.

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