|Ready to plant trees.|
|Ground cleared of grass with lawn mower.|
|This is where a tree will go.|
|Using the mattock to make a square hole.|
|Mix and tamp down the blue stone, fertilizer and compost with the shovel.|
|Hole is filled with blue stone, fertlizer, and compost. Ready for the tree to go in.|
Lunch was papaya, mango, avocado, banana, and coconut.
Karen and I sunbathed. Today is Karen's tenth day to fast. She will break the fast tomorrow to get prepared to go home on Friday. She has seen much improvement while here, and she has a plan to follow when she gets back home. No computer today, so I practiced flute and visited with Karen.
Supper was lettuces, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and two dates. Read and finished my Lesson.
I now weigh 54 kilos on the scales. I'm sure they are not accurate. That would make me 119 lbs, and I am not that small. There is still plenty of fat on this body. I was 136.8 lbs the day I left home. I think I have lost 8 or 9 lbs, so I'm betting I weigh about 128 lbs.
In the book The Farmers of Forty Centuries the writer tells about going from the U.S. to Japan. At that time, the U. S. had 20 acres per capita where Japan had 1-1/2 acres per capita. The U.S. had exhausted strong, fertile fields in three generations where Japan's fields were still fertile after thirty centuries of cropping. I'm trying to learn about there intensive production and the way they feed their soil.