Rachel is 9! Her one request for her special birthday supper was to have yogurt parfaits. :-) That wasn't a hard request when you consider that we had both homemade yogurt and mango jelly on hand! She was one happy little girl as we celebrated on the porch.
Finally - Here's a picture of my maid, Yeye and her fiance! They're planning a January wedding. Of course Yeye is like family to us, so we're all excited about her upcoming wedding and enjoying learning to know Fenice as well.
(I'm sorry I haven't been posting more frequently!)
Weston's 4th... I find his yellow "suspenders" so amusing. It makes me smile every time I see these pictures. His sisters rigged them for him out of a "Happy Birthday" ribbon just because it was his birthday! :-)
I wish I had a picture of the children holding this valentine when I walked into the room, but of course I wasn't expecting it. :-) The little notes on the back were so sweet - I can't help but feel very loved... :-)
We love watching our own pineapples growing... you can still see the flower under the pineapple on the right. These plants give some of the sweetest pineapples, we ever had.
Yes, we buy lots of grapefruit these days!
Grapefruit season is winding down, so we're trying to can enough jelly to last until next year. We have around 20 qt now, and have a few more batches to do before we call it quits.
Here's a glimpse of our fresh produce bins... In the forefront is custard apples, then traveling from the bottom: potatoes :-); more potatoes, ginger root, and pine kindling (for starting our charcoal fires); coconuts (we use them in rice&beans nearly every day); the top bin a fruit called sour sop. Sour sop makes good milk shakes and is NOT sour like its name would imply! :-)