It is a good thing that we are good at harvesting coffee and do not rely on our pineapple growing skills. We have a pineapple plant in our backyard that I never remember to give water to and well....today, we notice that the poor, lonely pineapple is ripe. Normally, the pineapples in our front yard get picked by somebody when we are not looking and we never actually get to eat them. (Although, I suspect now that we have a fence, we will get to eat those pineapples too.) Today's backyard pineapple is our first one that we have grown that we will get to eat. Too bad it will only be a couple of bites!!!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my neighbor's rock wall had some issues after an earthquake. For those that were wondering how the wall was coming along, I am happy to say that he fixed it by himself in 3 days. It would have taken me a lot longer!!!
My dog and the neighbor chickens
We put up a fence last week to keep the neighbor chickens from living in our yard, it turns out that chickens are smarter than I thought. They just went out of their front yard and came down our driveway. Thankfully, my neighbor recognized that I was done trying to solve the chicken problem and my dog would keep eating them if they kept coming to our house. (Okay, maybe they are not too smart...they did keep coming to the house with the dog that wanted to eat them.) So, my neighbor fenced his front yard and so far, the chickens are now staying on their own property and there have been no more unfortunate accidents.
Hector had a bar-b-que a few days ago. Food was awesome and my husband might be getting a little better at croquet. He did not win, but he tied for 3rd (out of 4 places). Okay, so no one wanted to come in 4th, so there were multiple 3rd places. :) We also tried another new-to-us fruit. It is a type of plum that looks like a green olive! I included a picture below, and oh my, it was so sweet and juicy! The only problem with it, is that the pit is a large, so you have to eat a few to make it worth while.