Sunday, March 9, 2014

Imaduwa the female puppy was taken to Ratmale for the Feb Mar 2014 trip in the car

We took Imaduwa borm on 1st January 2014 as the last in the 14 pups and only one we could save from theft and loss, and we brought her along fearing she would suffer the same of disappearing from the farm in Godagama with no one admitting to what was on!!

Used the time to sand and seal and renew the doors and one window, see the change!

All the doors and windows were made from kumbuk from a fallen tree round the corner in the village. Notice the beauty of the natural grain of the wood and no coloring was used and the sanding sealer and varnish was used both to protect the wood and enhance the color of the natural wood.
 the workers on the job were Sanjeewa and Preme, while Issanka just came for the photo unable to get even a second of work from him. There you are some will not work no matter what you give!

They just have too good a life in SL thanks to their parents indulging them and saying they should only work if the pay is five time what they are truly worth.

that is life in the land of the lotus eaters   

A smiling lotus eater!

another four idyllic days 27th Feb to 2nd March 2014

Photos of events. We bought a 5 kg fish from the lake for Rs300 a little over US$2 and feasted on them, for two days, with all the animals also feasting on the left overs and off cuts!!!

The guys were too lazy to fish from the ponds in front of the house, so the lake was the next bet!
 Actually I could only eat one fisah steak as it was thick, and the way this was made was not for the taste of the locals, so the animals were given a fish steak that would cost a cool Rs2000 at a restaurant and would not be as fresh as two hours from water either!

By the way the orange is fresh from my trees at the back and somehow there is nothing likely a freshly plucked orange rather than those that come orange in the shops that have been plucked about 4 momths from some orchard in Pakistan or some such place.