Time For A Trim
It has been almost two months since the coconut palm in my front yard was harvested.
Standing by the gates is, once more, a little hazardous:
A coconut landing on your head can lead to serious injury.
But as I finished breakfast this morning, the gate-bell sounded.
Shaji had summoned Shiva Ram, our “kannakan” (coconut tree climber).
Shiva Ram sat on the porch steps for a few minutes, sharpening his machete,
Then scampered twenty or so feet up the trunk of our palm tree.
He cleared some of the lower branches
And released a couple of dozen coconuts.
Four hours later, Dalila had already incorporated a few of them into our lunch.
Pictures taken in the front yard.