Ashlyn passed off one of her achievements in tumbling. She was able to do a back bend and bring herself back up to a standing position on her own power! Molly asked her how she was finally able to do it after working on it so long. She said, "I imagined that Jan Jan was standing there when I stood up".
John hurt his knee somehow working here on the farm, so he decided to rest it today by building the framework on the vegetable beds for the protective mesh covering. I weeded one section of the Beach Cherries and then got recruited to help him with this construction project. We measured the arches to find the approximate center and then the halfway points on each side. He used a hand drill with a drill bit to drill holes in the scrap lumber we used for the framework. Then it was held in place with old roofing screws.
John had a few times where he wobbled around up on the shaky ladder. I said, "I am assuming if you fall off that ladder that you do not want me to call an ambulance". He said most definitely not. Then he told a story about how he had to strongly insist with some people in Sydney to keep them from calling an ambulance for him. He had been running on a wet road to catch a ferry when he fell and hit the pavement face first. He was hurt and bleeding. People gathered around saying, "Call an ambulance." "Get a doctor." He told them, "Please don't. Just let me sit here for a while and see what the situation is." Finally everyone left him except one woman and one man. These people are representative of the kindness that is found the world over. The woman said she would stay until he was taken care of. The man ended up driving him all the way across Sydney to where he was staying.
Lunch was papaya, avocado, pineapple, tamarillo, banana, and coconut. I got a sunbath today and read my book.
We had our consultation with Karen. She just stopped smoking 24 hours ago.
My computer charged up to 100% today. Woo Hoo. Life's little pleasures! So happy about that. I got my lesson 41 Questions sent in. I am starting a supplemental lesson on the Natural and Hygienic Care of Children.
|John and Karen|
I still weigh 57 kilos...same as I did when I got her.
Supper was tomato, avocado, grated carrot, lime juice, sauerkraut, 3 dates and pecans.
At supper we talked about the colloidal salts found in the sauerkraut vs the salts in their crystal form...such as sea salt or table salt. The colloidal salts are in a form where we can utilize these necessary elements. It is John's belief that salt in its crystallized form is harmful to us.
Karen came by my room for a few minutes for a chat after supper. I showed her some of the lessons in the course I am studying. She hopes to go to the U.S. to take a raw chef course at 105 Degrees. We talked about the Findhorn Garden. Then she told me about a self-sustaining organic community not too far from us called The Hermitage. It is at Cedar Pocket, Australia near Gympie and Maleny. It is owned by a lady named Pippa. She said they have an impressive web-site.