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Small Addition

After thinking about all the different things we could do to the other lot, we finally settled on putting on a porch off the bedroom to be able to sit and enjoy the garden.  Since I already had wood for the floor all I needed was to get the other things in place.  That has started by getting the wood posts for the support and railings of the deck.

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The stack of pealed logs are ready for drying, once it stops raining!!!  We are going to start on Monday with the supports for the deck using a combination of cement and wood. 

 

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Just a couple of other things, our avocado tree is getting really BIG, only 5 more years before our first fruit!!

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Speaking of first fruit, our other tree the cherimoya is beginning to produce.

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Good bromeliad bloom too!

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The black pepper will soon be ripe for picking and drying!

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And of course this bird is a rare bird here and goes by the name of White Necked Puff Bird.

Pura Vida!!!!!!!!!

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Half Way Point

June is here, but not the tourists!  Seems like this time of years is nice, no lines at the ATM machine that circle around the block, food left on the shelves of the stores; life is good this time of year.

We are starting to make some headway on the rain deficit.  Last month we had 17 inches which is above our average.  No tornados or thunderstorms, but we did have a minor shake from the earth. The epicenter was about 20 miles southwest of us and for a 5.6 we sure didn’t feel that much.  Our house sits on the ground unlike most that are built on stilts, those folks where shaken out of bed.  I just thought it was one of the dogs scratching himself against the bed.  Since the trees were swaying I figured it was an earth quake.

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There were 13 aftershocks that we did not feel.  Had it been like the one in 1991, a 7.6, I think for sure we would have been running for shelter!

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Finally able to catch a Kinkajou in one of the trees the other night, they sure are noisy little things.

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Found a blunt nose snake looking for lizards in our bougainvilleas, it did hang around too long.

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This guy was taking in some lunch, been seeing a lot of them around which is a good thing!

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This little one was sleeping out in our big tree right at eye level.  Took me a while to see it, thanks to Sophi.

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We have had some tropical waves move thru here this past month which has helped with our rainfall.  We’ll see what this month brings!!

 

Pura Vida!!!!!

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2013 in Uncategorized