My policy is not to use the names of friends, guests, wanderers, public persons, etc. in these posts. If people want to raise their hands to say “I was here” – they can leave comments, with or without photos. All are welcome.
However, there are a few folks who are major players at our farm. Their names show up, and I want you to know who they are.
AUSTIN – my sweet husband for the last 100 years or so. Dr. Smarty Pants.
JUNIA – (Eminoni Raivoka Jr.) Dear family friend who spent 10 years working in the Baha’i gardens in Israel (“serving, not working” he reminds me). Now he is at the farm “serving” as our farm manager.
NICOLE – (Mrs. Raivoka now!) Came as a permaculture intern, and got caught!
ASHMITA – our kitchen angel !
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ARCHIVAL – where are they now?
Akka – our number one son – went to Suva.
Monica – our beautiful, brilliant daughter-in-law – went to Suva
Kiki – (nickname for Keith) – our adorable grandson – ALSO went to Suva. Go figure!
Vina – who was “our cook, our housekeeper and our dear sister” – ended up with many family duties: she is both an Aajee and a Nanee now. But she still lives in our neighborhood and she is still our dear sister.
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Other regulars who may show up
Rakesh – my Rakhee brother, Vina’s husband, our carpenter
Jeswant – my other Rakhee brother
“Ratu” – (Ratu actually means “chief” – but it is Timoci’s nickname) our friend from the village who frequently does contract labour here.
Lua, Max, Clara, Nigel, Guy, Mami – kids and kids in law who live overseas but occasioally visit
Victor, Alice, Hazel, Leo, Noah, Austin – granchildren from overseas who occasionally visit.
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