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November 2003 Newsletter
Green tree frogs move into the house and make themselves
April 2003 Newsletter
The impact of the drought; a new recipe for Breadfruit Chips; B&B
news; spiders everywhere; eating Mangosteens and Rambutans
Bud grafting attempts; Jaboticaba and Star Apple fruiting; the Davidson
Plum story; our coffee experience
World travellers return home; re-establishing the fruit tasting;
starting the B&B; Digby the media star; first Salaks to market;
Recipe - Mango and Ginger Sauce
February 2001 Newsletter
Current movements; eating our first Mangosteens; marketing our Salaks
to up-market resorts; our first Bangkok Durians; Samoa - the latest
on Rambutans and Mangoes.
December 2000 Newsletter
Looking back on Samoan achievements; the latest happenings at Cape
Trib over December; first fruiting for Mangosteens
Return to Samoa - the mango season in full swing; a visit to the
island of Apolima; and the winner of the fruit juice competition
at the agricultural show
Alison and Digby in France walking the 'Grand Traverse of the Alps'
describe their encounters with fruit over 38 days of hiking from
Nice to Geneva.
Alison and Digby reflect on their month in Hawaii and describe their
observations made on a visit to a large commercial grower; find
that fruit trees are weeds in the local forests; and that little
organic produce is available.
June 2000 Newsletter
The UN Fruit Tree Project has started running workshops for the
women in Samoa - Digby describes one of the workshops in detail.
Digby climbs the highest mountain in Samoa, nearly dies from thirst
and is saved by an Orange tree.
Some observations on Samoan food and culture - the Umu and the Fiafia
March 2000 Newsletter
A description of the UN fruit tree project on which Digby is working
February 2000 Newsletter
Digby describes his first impressions of Samoa - the traffic, the
lifestyle, the cost of living - and discusses the Samoan attitudes
to tropical fruit.
January 2000 Newsletter
A major upheaval at the farm as Alison and Digby prepare to install
caretakers and depart for Samoa as part of a United Nations horticultural
The warm weather arrives; Jakfruits on the tasting; Dingo eats the
ducks; Digby goes to Samoa; Palusami - coconut and taro
August 1999 Newsletter
A dry month and colder than average; Durians flowering for the first
time; Jakfruit Upside-Down Pudding; poles in place for the Bed and
Breakfast; we have changed our name.
July 1999 Newsletter
The weather turns dry and cold; first Bananas since
the cyclone; Tequila Passionfruit Shooter; hand-pollinating Salaks;
caretaker needed for February; 8000 hits on our Web page means we
have to turn professional
June 1999 Newsletter
The cyclone clean up is nearly finished; a very dry month; lots
of Black Sapotes and Soursop; a new toy called 'Jaws'; a recipe
for Winged Beans with Sesame
and the first sod is turned for the Bed and Breakfast.
May 99 Newsletter
Describes the cyclone recovery; the incredible wet season; a
recipe for Breadfruit; and what the trees and crops are doing.
March 99 Newsletter
This covers the description of damage from Cyclone Rona