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March, 2003 - Issue #22
BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI
FROM SEED TO HARVEST
Bob has begun starting seeds under lights in the garage. Some of the seeds are store bought and others are harvested from our garden.
The next step is to prepare the bed, which Bob does here on March 23.
Just add water and voila! Camille holds enough exuberant harvest for at least one meal of soup, salad and bread.
We have been working on this landscape feature for a couple of years, encouraging asparagus fern to spill over this bank like a waterfall.
Bob had the good sense not to put this batch of Boysenberry beer on top of the refrigerator on March 22. This is the last batch of beer he will brew using this unruly berry. Apparently the boysenberries contain so much fruit sugar that they make the yeast go wild. He had to get up out of bed 4 times to replace the lid on this keg!
MAXFIELD PARRISH HOUR
About 6:00 every evening, the sun turns our views surreal. Here it has given Camille a case of yellow fever and made the hapu'u tree fern reach for the sky.
CAMPING IN KIPAHULU
Shaun, Pamela, Bob and Camille drove to Hana to spend a couple of days at the Kipahulu campsite on March 7. It rained that night and we put all our bedding out to dry the next day. We received more than a couple of stares from other campers as they strolled past two cars powered by recycled cooking oil.
On Saturday, the four of us spent a couple of hours hiking through a huge bamboo forest to this waterfall. Parts of the trail were covered by a boardwalk made from plastic lumber manufactured on Maui by Tom Reed of Aloha Plastic. The bamboo clicked and squeaked in a mysterious way as we passed. After the hike, we went swimming in the cool water of the rock pools.
TELL ME WHAT YOU REALLY THINK
Bob and this handsome male Jackson's Chameleon exchanged a few words before the critter made his escape into the stag horn fern.
READY FOR ANOTHER DAY
Bob's work truck stands washed and ready for the next recycling route. This picture was taken on March 4th. The agapanthus in the foreground has not yet begun to bloom. Behind the truck is a stand of wattle trees. Wattle is more of a weed than a tree but does a nice job of eliminating the recycling truck from the neighbor's view.
Every three months we receive a shipment of beer mixes. There are no boysenberries in this shipment. There are, however cans of Malt Extract such as Mellow Amber and Creamy Brown and Beer Mixes ranging from Classic American Light to Englishman's Nut Brown Ale.
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