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June, 2002, Issue #13

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

 

CAMPING IN KIPAHULU

Camille and Shaun doing a little relaxing in camp.  It was fun to see the surprised looks on people's faces after they realized that both cars are run on used cooking oil.

 

Camille seen here leaving the luxury of camp.  This is the path we took when we wanted to stretch our legs.  It led to a overlook from which we were able to see The Big Island to the south.

 

Shaun sits in the dark with his sunglasses on to avoid the conspicuously bright light from a nearby campground.  Camille heats up vegan curry and ramen noodles for dinner.

 

THE KEIKI ZOO

 

This old gobbler and Squirt, the giraffe call Kula their home.  Squirt came from Oahu soon after he was weaned.  The Honolulu Zoo leased him out because they already had enough male giraffes in their herd.

 

MARGIE AND TIM COME TO MAUI

Margie and Tim Klitch, friends from Colorado came to Maui for a week's vacation and we got together for some good times in the garden . . .

 

And at Casanova Italian Restaurant in Makawao.

 

SUNDAY POLO

This is one of our favorite spectator sports.  It's very exciting to feel the ground tremble when the field gallops by.  We sat in the shade of the trees to the left of the arena.  We brought food and chairs, met up with Cynthia and settled in for a lazy afternoon.

 

THE STAFF OF LIFE

One of our new friends gave us the recipe for this impressive bread which tastes as good as it looks.  This is how it looked before it went into the oven.  It was surprisingly easy to braid with four strips of dough rather than three and as the recipe stated, resulted in a much prettier loaf.  The process is different in that you always start from same side.  You work each strip under, over and under the other three strips.

 

THE MAKING OF A COMPOST PILE...

Is as easy as 1,2,3.  First we staged the ingredients and added them in layers like lasagna.  Next, Bob watered it down.  Finally, we covered it with a tarp to encourage heat and discourage chickens.

 

THE SEASON OF ABUNDANCE

No wonder we're having soup and/or salad with bread nearly every night!  Beets on the left, chard on the right and lettuce and arugula on the far end - all growing happily beneath the ylang-ylang tree.

 

GROUNDS FOR VISUAL PLEASURE

It seems everything we cast our eyes upon these days is in bloom.  What a beautiful time of year!  Our (bulldozed) berm has come a long way with an "eye" of fragrant thyme amid the hearts and flowers.  Add irrepressible artichoke,  bright fuschia, impatiens and night blooming jasmine for a visual delight.  The agapanthus we freed from the grass last year is rewarding us richly all the way down the driveway.

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