From January 16
I found a pumpkin growing just under my clothesline,
and we still have seven pineapples that aren't ripe yet. Whoohoo!
I got to show Olivia the difference between a girl pumpkin flower
and a boy pumpkin flower.
Hoping we have lots of girl flowers 'cause I like to eat pumpkin. We hand pollinate our pumpkin, so early every morning one of us will go down to check for flowers. My clothesline gets full sun by 7 a.m. Now, which means some of the pumpkin flowers behind the house also get full sun by then, and they begin to close. Two of our papaya trees are really bearing lots of fruit. They are a hybrid type of papaya that grow the fruit close to the ground, which makes it much easier to harvest.
Aaron discovered that the hose connecting the water pump to the small tank on top of the house had disconnected, so he climbed up on the roof to fix the plumbing. The rest of hauled buckets, unpacked boxes, washed the dishes that were covered in dust and spider webs, move the motu stones outside to the kitchen, etc.
The steady stream of women coming to the rain tanks in front of the house gave me lots of chances to say good morning. Everybody worked really hard until two, then we sent the kids out to swim. It's good to take a break and go reconnect with our Marulaon neighbors.