Returned from NY on Sunday the 6th, and I’m so glad to be back on the farm and in the heat. It’s really HOT. I think I’ll break down and get an air conditioner for the hottest part of the day and evening but first I need a door on my bedroom:)
I felt disturbed by the alienation I saw in NYC. On the subway and streets, people are connecting with their phones instead of interacting “live” with other people. I tried smiling at people wherever I went. In return, I got grim stares.
Meanwhile, there are improvements on the farm. The bohio was re-palmed. They had started that before I left (see previous post). The kitchen is done. And they finished a storeroom attached to the bathroom outside. Now they’re working on building a terrace on three sides of the house. It will help to keep the sun from directly entering our rooms and heating them up. We only have a few projects left to do. I’m so pleased since we hired Aurelio to be our foreman. And Roberto has been a wonderful supervisor. He also took care of mom while I was gone. Photos below.