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June, 2010 Issue #109

 

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

 

Camille celebrated her fifty-sixth birthday on June fourth.  She took her obligatory birthday portrait and cooked her favorite meal, a vegan version of turkey tetrazzini.  Click on the pictures to view the  larger versions of these pictures.

Just four days later, our friend Stephanie celebrates her fortieth birthday in Belize.  Some people really know how to live!

 

RECYCLED WATER TOUR

 

Bob and Andy toured the recycled water project at Lake Jordan Business Center on June 3rd.

 

BEAUTIFUL AND AMUSING 

 

The grounds watered by the recycled water are lush.  We found the sign over the urinal to be amusing on several levels.  First, neither of us have ever considered drinking water from a toilet or urinal and second, in our culture it's considered normal to pee and poo in drinking water.

 

OUT FOR A STROLL

 

On the first weekend of June, Cookie uses a stick to break up spider webs on a walk through the woods which culminated at the rice paddies.

 

BLUE SKY DAY

 

This was one of those stellar days and Bob took full advantage by bringing the camera along on our walk. 

 

HAPPY RICE

 

Jason, Haruka, Devin and Holden worked extremely this season to put in rice, asparagus and new beds of onions and potatoes.  Their efforts are paying off as these tiny rice plants reach for the sky.

 

WHERE'S SPOT?  

 

Find the zebra in this picture.  Bob snapped this photo from the side of the fence by the road.  At some point, we are going to eradicate the honeysuckle vine and plant a hedge.  Meanwhile, we are happy to use the vines as a buffer between house and road.

We are also enjoying the many beautiful flowers that continually pop up and bloom, thanks to the former owners of our property.  Spot seems a bit nervous about these wild looking Red Hot Pokers.

 

CHILLING

Bob took this photo of the air conditioning chiller.  The only thing between it and us is a thin filter.  Pretty scary stuff.

 

SUNDOWN

 

There's nothing prettier than our yard at the end of the day with the sun setting behind the Leyland Cypress and lighting up the trunks of the Poplars.

 

BEST GARDEN YET

 

Bob has been gardening for a lot of years and feels that this year's garden is his best ever.  The extraordinary harvests and sheer beauty give testament to his claim.  Check out more pictures of our yard, garden and kitchen on this page: Better Food and Gardens

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"Somehow this most elemental of activities - figuring our what to eat - has come to require a remarkable amount of expert help." - Michael Pollan

"But food safety isn't the number-one reason for changing the food system. I think the environmental destruction, the inhumanity to animals, and the lack of nutrients in the food being produced are ultimately more comellling arguments." - Sandor Katx

When industrial polutants finally make the air unbreathale, we will be advised to cover the cities over with plastic domes and aid-condition them. Tehnological optimism is the snake oil of urban industrialism. - Theodore Roszak

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