Thursday, August 4, 2011

Preparing the Watermelon Bed

I woke up at 5:20 to a pouring rain.  I read, exercised and dressed for work.  I did get on line for a few minutes before the 240 volt power played out, but not long enough to Skype.  I am wanting to talk to my Philly family.  Maybe tomorrow.

Today I worked on getting my watermelon bed ready.  John gave me instructions and then left me with it.  First, I mowed the grass on both sides of my row.  Then I used a mattock to uproot the grass out of my row.  I weeded all the grass out and then leveled my row with the mattock and a rake.  I am soaking my watermelon seeds today getting them ready to sprout.
This is where my watermelons will run.

I got it mowed so they can run in either direction.

I used the mattock to uproot the grass from my watermelon row.

Grass all cleared I will add ground rock, fertilizer and compost.

Lunch was black sapote, sapadilla, avocado, papaya, and coconut.  Karen ate lunch with us today.  No bananas today because the mouse ate them.  He's still running free.

It's been cold all day today...unlike home in Arkansas where it is 117 degrees.  But here there was no sun, no sunbath.  It was raining off and on all day.  I washed my hair and rolled it on hair rollers, but after five hours it is nowhere near dry.

After consultations (I went with rollers in my hair), I got on the computer, checked emails, Facebook and sent in my Philosophy of Nature Cure lesson on vaccination.  I checked on some hotels/hostels in Cairns.

It was a stay inside and read a good book kind of afternoon.  I almost forgot to go to dinner.  Karen knocked on my window to remind me.  The windows in the cabins are long windows that swing open.  We use them for doors - just step right through.

Supper was lettuces from the garden, tomato, 1/3 of an avocado, a slice of cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, and one date.

It's a cold rainy night.  I practiced flute then snuggled in to read, study, and enjoy the rock and roll playing across the way.

1 comment:

  1. you are making me crave watermelon! not that it takes much :)