This weekend we had the lucky opportunity to harvest cinnamon on another farm, and we got paid to do it! Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tree which has been grown to around 4 to 6 years of age. You can eat the bark raw and it is sweet and delicious! The leaves also can be chewed for a coca-like effect.
Raised beds on the other farm:
Chopping down the cinnamon trees:
Alex processing cinnamon:
First you scrap off the outer bark:
Then you hammer off the inner bark which is the cinnamon! You can also cut it off. Here is our collection of cinnamon ready for grinding:
We spent Easter/Passover at our favorite spot on the island, captain cook. We got some amazing shots! These first two are of a nurse shark hiding under the rock on the left: