Our dear friend and ministry colleague, Paul N., is crazy about palm trees. He usually plants just those that are beneficial in some way, but he planted these beautiful, purely ornamental, Bismarkia palms at the base of the CEFA farm water tower.
One of them recently succumbed to palm grubs – which ultimately rendered the tree a food source, for people and animals. Chickens were pecking away at all manner of insects around and in the fallen tree, and kids were digging around in the rotting trunk for those palm grubs. Grubs are kind of like durian, or say, tripe; some people love them and some, well, let’s just say the gag reflex could easily come into play. By the way, Paul and Roy both enjoy eating grubs, though maybe not quite as much as durian.