Summer vacation is almost over. School starts next week. Actually, Im going to miss the first day of school because Ill be in the States. Its time to go back again. This time we are only staying a week because we have a lot more fish to take care of, two new cats, and school is starting.
But, now we have 13 less chickens. My mom, dad and Clara butchered the white chickens last week. It was really disgusting. I went and saw after they were dead. It was really sad. I know thats what kind of chicken they were, and they were really annoying, but it still feels bad when things die.
Last week, we went to an awesome farm! It is a family farm with several generations of their family members living there. So the cousins get to live by each other and see each other everyday. They even home school there. The grandparents that settled there came from the States almost 40 years ago.
I really liked the kids. They even had a boy named Quen. There were three other nine year olds like me! I had fun with Athena and Uran. They showed me some baby goats that were only three days old. They know a lot about living on a farm.
Also, this week some casita guests left a coconut. At first, I didnt know what it was. They dont look like they do in grocery stores or on t.v.
First of all they are covered with a straw like substance. Its very tough so you have to peel it with a knife or machete. Then you find the coconut way deep inside. Then, you have to crack that open with a hatchet. It was a lot different than I thought . We were talking about whether the coconut was a seed like an avocado, or if it was more like a pit. Google says its a fruit, not a nut. Im still not sure.
The guests had already taken the coconut milk out, so it was just the coconut. We fed it to the chickens and they loved it! They eat everything but lemons and onions it seems.
The big trucks are coming and going here, while the new casita gets built. Its fun to watch, but I really wish we didnt have to dig the land out. It looks like the hillside has a painful wound.
They are moving most of dirt to an area that has a big landslide during the hurricane. Its mostly a red kind of dirt
My dad says that means there is a lot of clay in it, so its not good for using in the garden. Thats too bad because my Granny sent a lot of flower bulbs and my Mom and I have been planting them. They are bulbs from North America. Some of those bulbs need it to get to a freezing temperature for at least one night, or they wont bloom. I cant wait to see which ones do.
This blogs interesting creature is a chameleon! Chameleons are cousins to lizards, only they can change their appearance to blend in with their surroundings. They have camouflage. My Dad found one on the Quad and it was yellow!