Sunday, August 7, 2016

 This is a spider outside our apartment.  We walk past him everyday on the way to the office.  I put my hand behind his web, not close though, so you could see how big he is.  It has been kind of cool to watch him.  He has been spinning his web out there for over a month.
 You can see the outline of our Gecko that lives in our apartment.  We see him like this from time to time. (Behind the drapes)  We often find his droppings, but he eats bugs and doesn't bother us.  He is very fast. 
On the plate you can see some of the cherry tomatoes we picked from Brent's plant he grew here.  It has been so wet, the plant has mostly gone to vine.  The next picture is Brent with his Red Greek Squash vine.  It is about 3 times that long and has a bloom on the end.  He is hoping to get that one to set fruit and produce.

 Brent has planted a lot of the tops of the pineapple we have eaten.  His pineapple garden is doing well.  It takes about 2 years for them to mature and produce a pineapple.  We may not get to eat one, but the Clawson's may get one. 
 This is the Serenity Garden.  When we first arrived it was all dirt and hot as all get out and mostly sunny.  Now with the rain it is green and it is cooler and we can even sit here for a few minutes and look out over the city.  The next picture is a bush in the Garden like I grow at home in little pots.  It is a pretty bush. 

 These Banana's are growing behind the Mission Office.  Shaka is our little gardener and he said we will probably be able to eat them in a couple of months.  It has been fun to watch them grow. 

 Brent is standing in front of our 2 generators that keep our apartment and office supplied with electricity.  The big yellow one is for the day and the smaller white one is for the night. 
 These are just some pretty bushes out front of our apartment.  It really is a beautiful time of year in Sierra Leone. 

This lizard is for the Grand Kids.  These little guys are all over.  They are about 12 inches long from head to tail and when they stop running they look like they are doing pushups.  They kind of freaked me out at first, but now they are just common place.  We see several every day walking around our compound. 


  1. Looks like you could use some solar panels and batteries. You wouldn't need any fuel then.

    1. By the way this is Marc Natividad. I forgot I had a blog once upon a time called Sound Money.