One of the most exciting things that has happened in the last couple of weeks is harvesting the very first avocados from a tree that we planted from seed(well,actually it planted itself in our compost!).Here Mana is sitting in the tree while looking for avos ready to pick!
My husband River takes care of the new gardens that are just below the ponds where he is raising tilipia fish.The overflow from the ponds keeps the beds watered and fertilized with all the fish poop!
A picture of the bed my hubbie bought for my 41st birth day!We have never had a ‘real’ bed before.We had a mattress on a plywood platform for the last 11 years and now we have this gorgeous hardwood carved sleigh bed!I do feel a little guilty that we bought a new bed that was made in Indonesia…actually really guilty but I’m trying to get over that.Two downsides:I used to store tubs of fabric under our old bed and now there is no room for anything other than fabric dust(but according to Feng Shui you are not supposed to have stuff under your bed.)The other downside:our 4 year old who had been sleeping through the night in the bunkbed he shares with sister has now decided that our bed is way nicer and is waking us up every night to join us.Ugh!
Halloween at the school:sad to see almost all store bought cooperate costumes,but happy I can hand make my kids costumes with eco fabrics!
A big storm came through on Halloween(trick or treating in torrential rains anyone?)and brought heavy snowfall on Mauna Kea!
After working with Dad in the garden Mana brought a worm back and made a home for him.It was a nice spontaneous home school moment in learning the letter in ‘worm’.
Every Saturday for the last several months my daughter and son have been taking dance in Hilo.Center Stage Dance just moved to this historic old building in downtown and this was our first Saturday at the new location.The building is 3 stories and incredible!I asked some parents when we arrived if they knew the history but no one did.There is a cool balcony where they have chairs and a couch set up so you can hang out and watch class and I was so intrigued by the solid craftsman ship and architecture.In the front of the room there appeared to be some kind of a dais,where a three seat throne of sorts was.At one point in the ballet class there was a commotion on the street and a Veteran’s Day parade started right outside the windows.Needless to say the girls were very distracted!I asked Miss Pam the amazing teacher if she knew the history and she said she believed it was originally build as a Masonic Lodge.That made perfect sense.I found out it was built in 1908-1910.If you are interested in the history you can read a bit in the link below: