Sunday, June 29, 2008


(seetha phala -- custard apple)

In their spare time between school and studying, with the help of Ramesh our manager and Ramana our handyman, the kids have been working on the yard and creating a vegetable garden. They're planting tomatoes, beans, spinach, green chili, and eggplant---all of the vegetables we use in our kitchen.

(baale hannu - banana tree and tomato - tomatoes)

They even planted a small banana tree and a few papaya trees. Since it's the rainy season, the new plantings should get enough water to grow.

(paalak - spinach)

The goal is to become as self-sufficient as we can. With a big yard and enthusiastic kids, this may be possible.

Sharath, Manikanta, and Kaleem