Fiji stories, Labasa, South Pacific culture, family, migration, Australia/Fiji relationship
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
This summer I have been busy in the vegetable garden and it is a miracle of life that from seeds and seedlings we have such flourishing plants. Here are pictures of some of them. We've been eating the cucumbers and the baigani is fruiting now, a favorite of our relatives in the village of Vatuadova, Labasa. Yesterday a friend at Donation in Kind (the toy maker) gave me some seeds to plant of a giant pumpkin. His have grown to 150 kilograms in size, and I've seen some like this, so I'll see what happens! If I happen to go to Fiji I could take some seedlings perhaps to plant at Vatuadova.
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.