Our internet has been working well for two days now.  After nearly a month of poor internet, I should be able to get some more blogs up.

Over the dry season Nathan hired several men to help him dig up garden space.   He went down to the river with them to gather stones for edging the garden and filling in a dry well.  I was amazed how quickly they were able to get all the work done.  They also have a great eye for making the edging stones look good.  Nathan would lay in a stone and Pastor A would come over to make it fit just right.  Nathan enjoyed getting to do some of the work with the men and was thankful for the extra help when he had to go to work.

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One of the things they did was dig a dry well.  During the rainy season our back yard gets very soggy, so we’re hoping this giant hole, along with a ditch dug out back, will help the water run off a little better.

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This was the depth after the first day of digging.  The next day they went down several more feet and then filled it in with large stones.

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Knowing how deep the hole was, it felt a little strange to be standing on top once it was filled in.

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All the dirt from the hole was used to fill in this low spot that collected water.  After three months the grass has pretty well filled in all of the dirt they laid out.

The Oregon Gardens is one of my favorite places to visit and Nathan is working to make our own tropical version of the Gardens.  There’s been flowers blooming for months and everything is growing in beautifully.

These pictures were taken about two months apart.  We should be getting some tomatoes, pineapples and kaukau (sweet potatoes) from the garden soon.

 

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