Flora And Fauna of Kul Kul Farm

I woke up with a smile on my face.  It was another great day of 
adventure.  I quickly jumped out of bed with a start and ran to get ready 
for; not my first, not my second, but my third day of Earthbound.
Sure I have had a few exhausting daysbut, that's what adventures are 
right? Fantastic yet exhausting.
I got in the car, thrilled to find out what was happening for my next
exciting opportunity, 'What are going to do today?'.

I arrived at the campus 45 minutes early and decided to take some photos.
Here are some fauna that I took;
 
Goat
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Dragon Fly
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Chicken
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I decided to walk back to Kul Kul Farm and wait for the other members of
Earthbound.  Sure enough, they started arriving.

We were then told that today, we will be making a 'Banana Circle'.  As a 
young girl, I had no idea what a Banana Circle was.

Later that day we began making our Banana Circle and I found out that it 
is a dug hole where a pile of food scraps is put inside of this circle before
it is covered with leaves.  Outside of this circle,
4 or 5 other holes are dug out.  A banana plant is put into each hole
and is filled with water.  In the rainy season the bigger hole is then
filled with water so that in the dry season we are left with a mini pond
of water so that the banana plants can feed themselves and we don't have 
to water them.  I took many photos of flora along the way.
Here are just a few:

Butterfly Pea
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Butterfly Pea is commonly used to make BlueChai, a delicious blue tea.

Cassava Leaf
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Cassava Leaf has many health benefits when eaten and is also used to
 relieve headaches. Cassava Leaves also absorbs sweat and heat when
 applied to face. Please note that that if Cassava Leaf is to be eaten
 then it must be boiled for 10 minutes as it has many poisonous acids but is removed when boiled.

Chilli Blossom Drop
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Getting Blossom Drops while trying to grow chilli can mean many things;
 1. Lack of pollination
 2. Lack of air flow
 3. Over watering
 4. Not harvesting pods
 5. Unstable temperatures
 6. Over Feeding
 
Chilli
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Chilies can also be grown in your garden, or on the balcony: they just 
need sun, a lot of heat, water every day and a high level of humidity. 

Papaya Leaf
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Papaya Leaves have a milky sap that’s great for preventing and killing
cancer cells. There are people who have cured their cancer by 
drinking papaya leaf tea for extended periods of time.
 
Purple Eggplant
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 Eggplant.jpg
Stuffed Misco Eggplant Recipe

 For the eggplant:

2 large eggplants
 1/2 medium white onion, diced (about 1 cup)
 1 large clove garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1/2 cup finely chopped raw walnut halves
 1 tablespoon yellow miso
 1/2 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
 1/2 teaspoon mirin

For the miso dressing:

3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
2 1/2 tablespoons yellow miso
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

For the tomato salad:

12-15 cherry tomatoes, halved
10-12 Thai or regular basil leaves, chiffonade
2 green onions, light green and bottom dark green parts only
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For More Information Go To; ohmyveggies.com/stuffed-miso-eggplant/
Rosella
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Rosella, like Butterfly Pea can also be made into a tea
(I'm a poet and I don't even know it).

Purple Sweet Potato
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In the market we can find various types of sweet potatoes, there 
are; purple, red, pale yellow or white.


Written By: Elke Cruden

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