Since I eliminated all the ‘shoulds’ from my life, I’m sometimes a little laggardly in my maintenance behavior. I keep thinking of writing blog post and I’ve got some pictures but I don’t sit down and dink the think.
And my priorities are a little skewed. I think compost piles are a big thing. I’ve been working on ones here since the start but I let them rot unattended. Nam has been ordering more cow manure so I’ve had an ingredient that has been in short supply. There is so much vegetation produced by the garden that I have numerous large piles. I just rearranged and consolidated them a while ago and we got our first compost to use on the garden. Nam is a convert now.
Nam thinks the compost has helped squash production at the vegie trellis area I built.
I wanted more organic vegies than we can find in the markets, otherwise I would have bought from the local marketeers and we could have stuck to permaculture.
We are getting a very consistent production of papayas now.
And we leave some for the birds.
We must have 20 banana clumps with 3-7 stems in each group. I prop up the producing stems with my customized bamboo poles.
My coffee plants had lots of flowers this year and now there are little buds.
Along the fence by the gate we have some beautiful flowers.
I’ve been working again on creating a water feature.
I want to bring the water all the way down to front porch and make a little pond where you can clean your feet. Nam is always after me about this, since I don’t have the proper Thai training in foot washing behavior.
And I want to create a small waterfall tinkle you can hear from the porch.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/326121808″>Water works</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/davidkanemiller”>David Kane Miller</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The cats and I share the bed when I take my afternoon nap.