Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
|All we need are some giant bamboos....and they're coming!|
|Marina waiting patiently for the go signal|
|These stupid candles won't go out!|
Routine activities planned for today. A trip to Makro and Big C and some chores. Still have guests leaving today so everyone will be busy with something.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
If you want to see the 'big picture' of what and why things around the world are happening now and why the US is involved in the Middle East and all over the planet, take 18 minutes to see this video. It will wake you up to why there is likely going to be a world war 3 or some kind of war involving the big players in the monetary world. When all the financial tools don't work anymore, there is only one thing left..guns, bullets, and bombs.
America, don't be stupid and send your kids off to war for the sake of Goldman Sachs, the Rothchilds, and the Illuminati bankers. Wake up, the rest of the world knows what is happening - its time you know as well.
I guess it worked wonders as she is up and about like a youngster again and re-orders a bottle from me every couple of months. Sometimes we take for granted how easy it is to get vitamins and supplements in the states and how much of a difference it can make here in a remote part of Thailand.
Some updates on last night's party:
|Drinks and social area outside in the plaza while tables are being readied|
|Are you ready to party?|
|Ella was the celebrity star last night|
|Guess who came to the party last night...the van driver!|
|Yep, all the men were huddled around the TV watching the boxing matches instead of football...555|
|They set up a little kitchen and warm up area out in the back carport|
|Its definitely pay to play here....555|
|One of my favorite pictures of the night..Sevenwinds tying the knot with four generations of girls|
|Now we REALLY have our hands full|
Saturday, August 27, 2016
|Catering truck arrives with the tables and chairs|
|We have tables outside for drinks and appetizers before dinner|
|Inside, the banquet tables are all set, waiting for the dishes, cups, and drinks|
Friday, August 26, 2016
|Way too much last time. We had around 200 people|
|There was even a huge sign above the stage and we had live music too|
Resort is full today and through the weekend so its back to work helping B's mom. No rest for the wicked as they say....555
Thursday, August 25, 2016
|We're only a handful of places in the 70s throughout the country tonight|
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Evening snack at the resort. Fresh jumbo shrimp /prawns from khlong toei market just arrived with B and her aunt.
These would cost me $5 apiece in California. Sold by the kilo here..think she paid around 350 baht per kilo...alive and still scrambling around.
Great way to ruin a diet...but you only live once right???
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
|Visited Khlong Tom Market Sunday for a buffing machine. Best place in BKK for car accessories|
Sunday, August 21, 2016
“IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN, I SHALL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE.”
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Link to the sale here.
Mom and baby Ariella doing fine. She only wakes up once per night now and is on a 4 hour sleeping and feeding cycle. Growing fast too so will have some pictures next week at her party up at the resort.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
|These are for another tree spirit down the road. My tree spirit is in the mango....|
|This one near our resort is full of powder of people looking for lucky lotto numbers|
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
|The two shoots on the right are new...only planted about 6 weeks ago|
|Doesn't look like much at this point, but you can see the bamboo in long rows just poking up above the weeds|
Our decision to invest in a bamboo plantation was driven on economics and circumstance. The previous rice farmer went broke trying to grow rice on this piece of land. So we decided on something else to replace rice. After doing some research, I decided on a Bamboo plantation. Anytime you can supposedly get an 18% or more annual return on your investment, it has to be looked at seriously in light of today's yields from banks. And once the plantation gets established in around five years, the grove will yield shoots, timber, and cuttings for the next fifty years with minimal maintenance. Naturally, the more you put into maintenance, the higher the quality of output and the annual returns get even higher. Will we be getting competition? Likely so, but we will have a five year head start and also not too many are willing to wait 5 years for any kind reasonable income if they are making interest payments on bank loans.
The Weather Station Project
|Weather Station local console...sits in office and connected to Wunderground|
|This is the outside sensor unit = will eventually be moved a lot higher after testing|
The Jungle Market Project
|These hedge plants cost us 1 baht apiece. Planted 3 weeks ago they are doing very well.|
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
|BBC Maps of bomb locations|
Friday, August 12, 2016
|Marina proudly welcoming her little sister home from the hospital|
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
|Ariella on Day 2 - sleeping like a baby|
|Marina on Day 2. Spitting image of her little sister?/|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
|B's Mom and aunt get one last feel|
|Marina oblivious to it all as she crashes on the floor, sound asleep.|