Tropical Heritage Garden Diary:

January 2019:



Image of tropical house on a sunny
        day


January  01:

Sunny Begin to the Year

Images of new year sun in tropical
        backyard

Vet Visits Goat Bitten By Dog

Images of Vet visitng tropivcal
        backyard Goat bitten by dog

Goat Quarantined in Isolation Pen

Images of tropical backyard goat in isoilation pen

January  03:

Goat Nervous -but otherwise apparently  alright

Images of tropical backyard goat in
        iquarentine

January  04:

At last, Rain in the Night

Images of tropical backyard after rain
        in the night

Imagws of tropical backyard garden after rain in the
        night

...and then Rain All Day Too

Imagws of rain in a tropical backyard

Images of rain in a tropical backyard

But an Interesting Sunset

Images of sunset in tropical backyrd

January  05:

Seedlings Survived Nearly 24 Hours of Rain -One Bread-nut starting to grow shoots

Images of tree seedlings in tropical
        backyard after 24 hours of rain

No Flooding in Garden

Images of well drained tropical garden
        after around 20 hours of rain

January  07:

Passion Fruit Seedlings Replanted

 Images of passion fruit
            seedlings replanted in tropical backyard

Images of passion fruit seedlings
        replanted in tropical backyard

January  09:

Old Tree Nursery Area Reorganized and (New) Seeds Planted in Pots

Images of Reorganisation of tropical
        backyard nursery area ready for potting some seeds

Images of recently potted seeds

Images of recently potted seeds

Images of recently potted seeds in tropical backyard

January  10:

Garden Area Trimmed and Fed to Animals

Images of unruly tropical backyard
        area trimmed

Images of tropical backyard gardern trimmings fed to
        animals

Rain Later in the Day

Images of rain in tropical hackyard

January  11:

Italian and Thai Basil, Parsley, Coriander, Oregano and Sage Seeds Planted in Pots

Images of recently potted herb seeds
        in tropical backyard

Imagws of recently potted herb seeds
        in tropical backyard

January  12:

Coffee Tree in Flower

Images of coffee tree in flower in
        tropical backyard

Productive Cacao Tree Too

Images of productive Cacao tree in
        tropical backyard

January  14:

Goat Quarantine Ends -Back to Normal

Images of goat after quarentine

IMages of tropical backyard goat after quarentine after
        being bitten by a dog scared by fireworks

Safflower and Tomato Sprouting -More Safflower Seeds Sown

Images of seedlings growing -plus newly potted seeds in
        tropical backyard

Limpy and Lucky Together


Images of 2 generations of tropical backyard piglets
        together

January  16:

Piglet Lucky is Separated from Limpy -Ready for Tomorrow

Imagws of tropical backyard piglet
        being given a harnass to help move it to another pen

Images of tropical backyard piglet being moved to a
        temporary pen

Imgws of two tropical backyard piglets after being
        separated

Area of Garden Tidied Up -Creating More Fodder for the Animals

IMages of fodder for tropical backyard
        animals collected from weeds in garden area

Coconut Branch Fallen in the Night -and Impaled in the Ground

Images of fallen coconut branch
        impaled in the ground

Nursery Area Reorganized

Images of reorganised plant nursery area in tropical
        backyard

Eggplant and Star Anise Seeds Potted in Mini-Greenhouse -for extra Warmth and Humidity


Images of recently potted seeds

Images of recently potted seeds in tropical backyard
        nursery area

January  17:

Goodbye Ihid V               Goodbye Trees
Visual Link to "Goodbye Ihid V" web page              Visual ling to "Goodbye Trees" web page

Animals given treats to keep them happy -Pinky seems quite upset by the noise from tree cutting

Images of pigs in tropical backyard

Climbing Frame for Vines Collapsed in Western Garden

Images of collapsed climbing frame for vines in tropical
        backyard

A Sunny End to a Difficult Day

Images of evening sun in tropical house

Images of evening sun in tropical houise

January  18:

Pineapple, Native Cacao Seedling and Banana Tree Stump Recovered from Debris

Images of debris in tropical backyard
        after felling several trees

Images of plant remains recovered from under debris
        fromm felled trees

...and another Native Cacao Seedling Found

Images of debris in tropical backyard
        after tree felling

with Plenty of Clearing Up Still To Do

IMages of debris in tropical backyard
        after tree felling

The Animals are Living in an "Eat All You Can" Restaurant -on the forage from the trees felled yesterday

IMages of animals with forage from
        recently felled trees in tropical backyard

Collecting Sawdust -for the pig pen and a garden mulch


Images of sawdust in tropical backyard after tree
        felling

Empty Pig Pen Cleaned Up

Images of empty tropical backyard pig
        pen being cleaned up

Marinading Meat to Make  Sausages

Images of meat being prepared to make
        sausages in tropical housesausages

More Seeds Potted -Cucumber, Thai Cucumber, Sausage Tomato and Cape Gooseberry Tomato

Images of recently potted seeds

January  19:

The Goats Eat Out

Imagws of goats in tropical backyard
        garden

Making Sausages

Images of home-made tropical house
        sausages

Images of home made sausages in tropical house

Vegetables from the Garden -with home made bacon for lunch

Images of vegetables foraged from
        tropical backyard garden

January  20:

Rain

Images of rain in tropical backyard

Sausages with Coconut Tree Heart (Ubod) for Lunch

Images of sausages and ubod for
        tropical lunch

More Pork for Dinner

Images of pork dinner in tropical
        home

January  21:

Vine Shoot Recovered from Felled Trees Debris

Images of vine shoot recovered from
        garden debris after felling trees

Various Beans Growing in Garden

Images of beans growing in tropical
        backyard garden

January  22:

Debris Pile (from Tree Felling) Now Half Cleared

Images of debris in tropical backyard
        after recent tree felling

More Bunching Onions Planted

Images of bunching onions planted in
        tropical backyard

Northern Garden Patches Borders Improved

Imags of improvement to tropical
        backyard garden borders

Imnages of improvements to garden borders in tropical
        backyard

...but More Work Still To Do

Images of untidy borders and wood
        debris in tropical backyard

Fatima Experimentally Smoking Sausages in a Pan in the Kitchen

Imagws of sausages being smoked in a pan in a tropical
        kitchen

Collected Sawdust Spread on the Garden

Images of sawdust from recently felled trees spread on
        tropical garden patches

Images of sawdust from recently felled trees spread on
        tropical garden

 Excess Soil from the Pig Pen Dumped

Images of soil from tropical backyard pig pen dumped on
        garden

 A Mixture of Seeds Broadcasted

Images of a mixture of seeds being broadcast in tropical
        backyard garden

January  23:

Leaves from Felled Trees Used as Compost

Images of leaves from felled tropical
        backyard trees being put in a sack

Imags of tropical garden leaves used as compost on
        garden patches

A Packet from Manila, with Seeds, and Towels

Imagws of packet sent by family in
        Manila

January  24:

Newly Arrived Seeds Potted

Images of seeds potted in tropical
        backyard

Images of seeds recently potted in tropical backyard

More Leaves and Soil Dumped on Garden Patches

Imags of leaves and compost dumped on
        tropical garden patches

Rain

IMages of rain in tropical backyard

Northern Garden Corner Area Tidied Up

Images of tidy borders in tropical
        backyard

Images of tidy borders in tropical backyard

Slowly Clearing Up the Debris

Images of remining debris from felled
        trees after several days clearing up

Lots of Fodder in Reserve

Images of fodder from felled trees
        stored under eaves of tropical backyard pig pen

...and More Rain

Images of rain in tropical backyard

January  25:

Two Dead Chicks Found in Empty Pig Pen -Mother Hen Nearby

Imagws of dead chicks and mother hen
        in tropical backyard

Chicken Eggs Collected from under Composting Leaves around Felled Tree Stump

Images of eggs found under composting
        leaves in tropical backyard

Sticks Collected from Felled Trees and Used To Support Beans and other Vines

Imags of debris fronm tree felling
        used as supports for beans and other vines

Imagws of debris from tropical backyard tree felling
        used to support beans and other vines

Rain

Images of rain in tropical backyard

January  26:

Lucky is a bit Depressed -So we let her go into the garden

Images of piglet in tropical backyard
        garden

Images of tropical backyard piglet in the garden

January  27:

Small Sticks Collected as Fuel for New Cooking Stove

Imags of sticks collected for
          firewood in tropical home

January  28:

Removal of Remains from Tree Hit During Recent Tree Felling

Images of removal of fallen tree
        debris in tropical backyard

The Trunk is Used as Border for Another Garden Patch

Images of tropical backyard garden
        patch getting a tidy border

New Stove Used to Smoke Meat in a Pot

Images of new wood burning cooking
        stove being used for the first time on tropial house balcony

Seedling Nursery Moved to a Sunnier Area -To Encourage Germination

Images of tropical backyard seedling
        nursery moved to sunnier place

Only Tomato, Green Eggplant and Safflower Seedlings are Doing Well

Images of seedlings in pots in
        tropical backyard

January  30:

Homemade Bread with Homemade Liver Pate

Imagws of home baked bread with
        homemade liver pate

Lucky Goes Out (and Back Home) Again

Imagws of tropical backyard piglet in
        garden

Images of tropical backyard piglet

January  31:

Moldy Coconut Fronds Put on Garden Patches to Make Compost

Images of moldy coconut fronds left to compost in
        tropical backyard garden





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