My almost-twelve year old and I went on a walk yesterday. We stopped to pet our favorite little dog at about the mile and a half marker, and met her owner. He says he doesn't tie her up, because she just showed up one day, and he wonders if her owner will find her (she's been living with him for 3 years or so). So now we know her name. Coco.
On the way back down we met the lady who has a "Farm Fresh Eggs" sign out. She took us for a tour around her place (greenhouses, outside garden, chickens, sheep, and cows) and loaded us up with oregano, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and beet starts and a bag of lettuce. I told her I would bring her a few taro huli next time I am up the road. I don't have a lot of starts to share this year.
Someone has been stealing her sheep and apparently, selling them on craigslist. She found out who it was, so that is a relief, although the sheep are long gone. She has St. Croix-Barbados mix. They look more delicate and more white than mine. I told her she could borrow Calico or Sam if she wants more color next year.
Our son drove to work today for the first time. He is very patient about calling home when he gets places (it was his idea) to calm me down. He is deviating from his usual route as he wants to practice with the Cross Country team at the Bayfront today. I saw the confusion in his eyes when his dad was giving him directions - so I told him since I had to bring his brother down for gym today, I would meet him at his work and he could follow me to the practice location. He knows less about his town than I did when growing up, because he never really had the opportunity to walk all around town like we did growing up. There isn't a good bus system on this island like on Oahu, so the kids were a lot more dependent on rides from parents.
I made some mango-lemon marmalade the other day, along with daikon-carrot pickle. Today is baking day for this week - french bread rolls for sandwiches and cookies. Better get off the computer and do it!