Two trips to the site for Akka and Monica’s house this week. First, Monica took me over to climb the hill above their house one afternoon. Winky, Bingo, Monica and me, crashing through underbrush to get there.
The view was terrific.
Here are close-ups – from left to right.
The pavilion and the hatchery (Ju and Nicole’s house).
The cottage, main house, nursery and wood house.
While we were sitting up there, I kept asking about the helicopter that was supposed to pick us up. It never arrived. But luckily our neighbor showed up to move his bullock and he told us where we could find a good path to get down the hill.
A few days later Austin spotted someone of interest on our porch.
A young gos-hawk taking interest in our chicks.
Ever since Po had her $75 snack, we have kept wire over the chick boxes. So the hawk was doomed to frustration even if I had not arrived.
I came up with the easiest pattern ever for a phone purse – and can knock one out in just an hour now – so I made a bunch this week. (the blue one is the old pattern, the 3 on the right are the new pattern)
And the second trip to Monica’s place – she took me there to get me out of the house – but I did end up actually helping with the work a little.
This is us unloading stuff. If you can see the pond on the left – my job was getting water from there and watering the plants.
This is a wild “rose” growing beside the pond.
After working so hard, Monica came back and cooked kai (clams) for dinner.
Here they are still alive with their tongues sticking out.
Usually I’m not all that fond of kai – but however she cooked them, they were DELICIOUS last night. Wow. Yum!
Finally – and it pains me to do this – I warned someone that if a certain holey item ended up in the laundry again instead of the rag basket, it was going on my blog.
There you have it.
Happy week, everybody 🙂