Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's been a busy summer for the boys. Abraham went to Cub Scout Day Camp. The theme was Medieval Days. He had fun making armor and a catapult, jousting, archery, shooting a BB gun, fishing and swimming.
In the meantime, Solomon was camping with the Boy Scouts in Volcano National Park. He was home long enough to get a couple loads of laundry done and then off to Ho'olauna Puna with Kamehameha Schools. It was a week of camping at the beach and learning Hawaiian culture and skills. He learned to throw a fishing net, shred coconut to make haupia, and how to use indigenous plants for medicine. He caught three rock fish with a line tied to a bamboo pole AND ate them!
Here's Solomon teaching Abraham to pound poi.
The students learned to recite their genealogy in Hawaiian, plus several songs and chants. Here are the boys doing a hula. Maybe the most important thing Solomon learned is that he can have fun outside of his comfort zone.

Robert, Abraham and I set up our water catchment tank. It looks just like a grain bin and was, in fact, manufactured in Spokane. It will have a food grade liner and will hold about 12,000 gallons.

Good help is hard to find. This particular laborer is snoozing in the hammock.

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