The First Six Weeks

The evening of April 2, 2019, saw Neha and I stumble out of our car and unload our two cats, (Sheila and Pebbles, siblings, age 11) some basic luggage, and move into what we hope will become a sustainable homestead near the village of Pethuparai, in Kodaikanal Taluka, Tamil Nadu. We drove up from Goa, via Bangalore and we were tired, cranky and mildly dehydrated. The car AC packs up religiously after 400 kms of highway travel. We had done 500 that day, with the two elderly cats, remember.

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