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- Happy Sunday Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:14:59 -0400
At last rain ........!

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- TO THE FARMERS AND GARDENERS please sign this to save the bees
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:33:15 -0400
Without rain or bees we are nothing. 

This is absolutely awful: a new study found that beekeepers lost 44 percent of their bees nationwide from 2015 to 2016 -- and the US government knows that toxic pesticides are partially to blame. We are experiencing a loss of bees near our home in Fortuna, St Thomas. ALL islands must face this potential disaster now. 
Will spraying for Zika mosquitos destroy the bees ? 

That's why I just took action urging the EPA to ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. I think you should too.

Click here to sign the petition: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/neonics_epa_2016?sp_ref=211519889.4.169100.e.533979.3&referring_akid=.10322262.GZZ3_w&source=mailto_sp

Please pass this on to your farmer and gardener friends. Jane in St Thomas 

- Rain on De Coconut
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:56:37 -0400
After the long holiday celebrating Emancipation and Independence , rain enough 
to green us up.
The bees are back for a buzz and a drink. Thank you Mother Nature..
From the Northwest side of St Thomas facing the Atlantic. Grateful,Jane

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- Kaboom, boom, boom, RAIN!
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 06:30:32 -0400
We first heard rain around 2:30 am ,it may have started earlier. Allot of
lightening and thunder has followed and finally got us up before 6 am
to put the thunder jackets on the frantic dogs. It is cold, the outside temp
is showing 71. It has been raining on and off, steady, then pouring then
stopping. We are grateful for the moisture. This is a flashback to other
storms formed over our heads. We know this feeling. Local radar is 
out . Many thanks to Storm Carib for showing us the full picture. 

The lime trees are singing. 

Stay safe. Let us know how it is going in town Ronnie, please. 

From the growers in Fortuna, on the northwest side of St Thomas 
Atlantic side. 
Jane Higgins 
jhigginswear at islands.vi

- Rain Mojo
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 08:52:38 -0400
We did all the tricks yesterday to bring rain and you can thank us! 
Water mon topped off pool, we left the white clothes on the line last night
and  crossed our fingers and toes. After weeks of false forecasts and
passing green on the radar without a drop at last our mojo worked.

Woke up at 4:30'am to the fragrance and patter of rain. Had to 
open the doors to double check reality. Gentle drops turned into a 
quick downpour and one huge clap of thunder announced STORM SEASON! 

El Niño is adios and our pool was at 88 degrees by end of May. 
We are hotter than normal and the mangoes are piled on. 
The cucumbers and tomatoes are happy and we hope 
more rain soon come.

Grateful for the greening. 
Jane Higgins on the Northwest side of St Thomas 

- Last night's sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 08:13:59 -0400
Sunset was beyond the beyond last night from our deck. 
Pissarro skies. We are the lucky ones. 

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