Sunday, June 19, 2011

Touring the Farm

Yesterday Dr. Fielder, Deborah, and I took a walk around the property here.  It was a good work-out with plenty of steep hills to climb.  I saw so many things that I can't begin to remember the names of the plants.  I remember the banana trees, passion fruit, and sapotes. There is also a molasses grass that smells like burnt molasses.  It was pretty chilly when we started out, but by the time we got through the temperature had warmed up so that I had to go change clothes.

For lunch we served each of the clients 1/2 of a papaya.  They are breaking their water fasts.  Dr. Fielder says that how you break a fast is just as important as the fast.  That why it is so hard to fast on your own.

Dr. Fielder and I had a wonderful fruit lunch....more than I could eat.  We each had 1/2 papaya, black sapote, pineapple wedge, a banana, 1/2 avocado and grated coconut with coconut juice.  I have to have a coconut scraper.  Dr. Fielder found his in Sri Lanka.  He went to Sri Lanka specifically to get the coconut scraper.  The lunch was so food.  I couldn't eat the avocado, because I was so full.

I learned that in the States we should only buy the old coconuts and not the young coconuts.  A young coconut only lasts about two days, so the ones we see in the States are treated with formaldehyde.

After lunch, I washed the dishes then had a nice sunbath.  Sun bathing is part of the routine at the health farm. Then I took my flute over to my little spot and practiced outside.

I got to sit in on the consultations with the clients.  It is good to hear their stories on how they have improved.

I am to use the afternoons to do my course work.  Today I checked Facebook first and then Priscilla came into the office and we looked at Facebook together.  I came back to the cabins to study and instead went into Deborah and Priscilla's room to visit.  Finally, at 4:35, I got around to studying!

For dinner last night, we served the fast-breakers another 1/2 of a papaya.  John and I had the same thing we had last night....layered lettuce leaves, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green lava.  Dessert was dates and pecans.

After supper, there is nothing to do.  Maybe I can start using that time to work on my French.

I'm really sad my iphone won't work here.  I miss it soooo bad.   I'll start doing pictures as soon as I can find a way to charge my camera battery.

Love to all....


  1. I am enjoying reading all your post. It sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. I think I am going to start having Caleb read your blogs to me out loud both to help him and so he can stay better connected and understand what you are doing. I love you lots....God Bless

  2. I was wondering if you participate and offer advice to the clients during consultations since you are interning?