Recently I am successfully papaya-ing. Papaya grows happily in the sky – it’s not one of those plants that will only grow in the ground and at ground level. I have to pick the fruit before it’s ripe or the musang will get it – and move with their family into my roof near the nice food supply.
So papaya-ing is growing papaya, picking and drying the leaves for tea, picking the papaya fruit and either I can keep them until they ripen, or shred them to make green papaya salad.
Interestingly, when I shred the green papaya it detoxes me. It clears out my sinuses etc. It may be uncomfortable, but it’s good. The effects last about two hours.
Currently there is a 5G Summit
going on. It’s only available free for today’s presentations for the next few hours. I’ve watched some and it’s very interesting.
Birds are back after disappearing for a while after the big storms. Still it rained yesterday afternoon. And the morning of the day before. But just rain, not a violent wind. But they are more nervous than before. If I move a little, they just fly off.
Since the storm about 10 days ago I see no birds around. Or very few, anyway. I thought yesterday I saw an oriole briefly.
Last night was another storm. Lightning and thunder. It tripped a surge protector I have for a few electronic things. Which is unusual. And again today, no birds, even though it was great weather today.
The Hungry Ghost festival is where Chinese put out food and burn replicas of things – including money. They print the money paper on one side and it is usually in large denominations. No hungry ghost around here!