We built the piggy condo that Jo has been talking about for a week today. It was actually pretty easy--we just put two standards in the ground about 8 feet from the nearby structure--covering the wallowing hole. Like most activities, she is thinking of more than one benefit--shade for her beloved kunekunes--and saving the water resource (pronounced re-zorse') from evaporation.
|the completed condo|
|June and Ceres enjoying their new home|
|Morning weeding brought a surprise--two passion fruits on the spindly vine! These will certainly be nurtured over the next weeks by Jo and Rex.|
|Another morning task, doubling the shade cloth on the shade house to protect the seedlings better over summer.|
|Alfalfa ( a small patch) was cut and laid to dry for special mulch. The roots of the alfalfa, being a nitrogen fixer, will nourish the soil for another Food Forest.|
|Cordwood peeling continues. The naked logs will be used to build a new studio|
|The sheep at rest in their new (temporary) paddock.|
|Jo pets the tame Sage--who was ill as an infant and hand fed--so she is the only tamed sheep.|
|Sage gets some lovin' from Teri as well...|
|:-) Who is happier?|
|Dinner was a magnificent vege (note the NZ spelling of "veggie" ) stir fry|
|another great sunset|
In the evening, I got my first stringed instrument lesson--from Rex. He showed me how to play C, F, G7, A7, C7...and had me work strumming "Singing in the Rain". He loaned me one of his ukuleles so I could practice in my bedroom for the remainder of my stay...and practice I did! My fingers are getting string ridges....