Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rabbit Project Success!

I am proud to show two villagers who I have helped start their own rabbit farms. Genie who is Marcies cousin, is a single mother living in Anse La Verdue raising her son Leo, she works in house keeping at the local resort.

Here she is proudly displaying her rabbit hutches, she has a third small hutch on the backside that you cannot see. I have been working with her donating my rabbits and giving her advice as she raised her rabbits, we have had our ups and downs. We struggled with ear infections, and sterile rabbits to her now successfully raising her own healthy rabbits.

(a proud mother)

Next we have Ison who has completed his hutch and is raising rabbits. He is doing well and he will pass this on to the other people in Anse La Verdue. His location is very difficult as you can see the path I took below to reach his house which is through a steep valley.

Here is his family's new rabbit hutch just below his house where it has plenty of shade to keep the rabbits cool.

Here is short video showing the completed hutch.

Completed Hutch

Final Interview with Ison

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Harrogate with the Laubers

Me and Marcy had a wonderful time visiting the Laubers in lovely Harrogate, England,

Laubers seeing us off!

Slideshow below:

Everything was lovely from the charming Harrogate downtown area, the countryside with the mustard fields of yellow, sheep, low hand stacked stone walls for the fields to the wonderful company of the Lauber family and the sharing of their home.

They have a lovely home with brilliant garden that makes you forget the neighbors and enjoy hearing the birds, just make sure you have life insurance for the stray golf ball :)

Bill thanks for the cells and the great beer and stories, Marisa for your lovely company and hospitality (your house is not to small and the bed was great, and no we could not possibly eat another pancake and I am still finishing this beer :)), Neil I hope you come to America, you will love it, Kira thanks for making breakfast and coming down to see me and Marcy! You are all lovely!

All our best!

Leo and Marcy

Friday, May 16, 2008

England Slideshow in May

Hey All,

I thought it was time to give an update on my life in England for the past two weeks.
I am going to use Google Presentation which is another wonderful free application.

Will be going to Willy BoBo this weekend to see Marisa and everyone else. I will be driving for the first time in England on the wrong side of the road in a compact mini car where the speeds are 70mph minimum for four hrs one way, it should be a blast.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Purdue Alumni Article on my work in the Caribbean.

See the article below, here is the direct link. Thanks Professor Smith for your help! http://www.tech.purdue.edu/E-Newsletter/CoTnewsL_031708.htm

Alumni News

Lee Klejnot, OLS ’05, is working with the Peace Corps in the eastern Caribbean on the island of St. Lucia. Some of his recent work has included developing a local Creole tourism product to provide economic activity for the fishing village of Canaries in preparation for the 20,000 tourists expected for the Cricket World Cup. Other projects include working with the Anse La Liberte Sea Turtle Sanctuary and the St. Lucia National Trust to develop the 133-acre preserve near Canaries into a sea turtle sanctuary and bungalows of eco-tourism; the Canabelle Soap Co-op to help unemployed women produce all-natural soap; renovating an old church to turn the building into a craft and gift market; and the Rabbit Project, which provides training, rabbits and supplies to boost the income of the poorest families in the village. Find out more about his work at http://bigcountryleo.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Landline Skype Numbers

Here are two numbers for people in the US and the UK to call me. The US number is a DC area code and the UK number is a Southwark number. This should make it affordable for people to reach me.

(703) 350-4712 United States
020 8123 3054 United Kingdom

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Chef Orlando on Caribbean Herbs for Cooking

3 main herbs used for Caribbean cooking never forgetting the secret fourth ingredient, love.

Chef Orlando and his new herb garden my Aunt Tina installed while visiting me.