The banana palm has me fascinated these day, watching how the leafs peal away one by one to give birth to a cluster of bananas complete with tiny orchid like flowers at their tip,
it is beauty and nature at its best.
We have now been on the land for two nights, and we are still very much camping and I expect that we will be for a while. This means that we cook over open fire outside, a task that the children especially Keenan takes very seriously, he is the fire keeper for sure.
Kaleena takes great pleasure in cleaning up around the house, which of course is a mess of construction debris, she has many plans for gardens and beauty all around.
Inside the house is still a mess, very dirty and dusty and we still have workers sleeping in hammocks outside. We sleep on mattress on the floor, tucked under mosquito nets and lots of clothes, without windows it is really very cold at night, and humid so it can be felt in the bones.
We still do not have a toilet nor shower, so we are not exactly clean.
Yet with all the chaos around us, the lack of quiet and privacy we are all really enjoying it.
When all are a sleep the night sounds are of pure nature, not a car can be heard, nor airplane or any such thing. Last night Miguel and I sat, well wrapped in wool, and well covered from mosquitos, on the door step of the front door, the moon was almost full and the light was almost bright. Right by our front door there is a small clearing that allows for a wonderful view of the night sky, it was blissful and beautiful.
I am most certainly looking forward to be able to unpack and be able to find things, to have a shower even if a cold one, and to have doors and a completely mosquito sealed house, yet
I am really enjoying this stage of the process for what it is.
We all are....
In the garden certain things are looking really great while others are struggling.
The Pak Choy is doing great, as is surprisingly the lettuce greens, the tomatoes however are not doing so well, given the high pH that is much as I expected it...
and finally there are signs of Christmas, even if only a couple. On our first night Miguel and I managed to hang the advent bags, 7 days late but better late than never right?
And the little needle felted gnomes or nisser as we say in danish, that I made last year were also found and set in the window sill.
It is hard to imagine Christmas just around the corner, usually I would be in midst of preparations
every day now, but this year it will be a different kind of Christmas, and I think that that is ok