Friday, December 30, 2011

This beautiful eagle let us get very close before taking flight.  My daughter Christine captured her photo as she took off from a fence post on our farm.  Amazing wing spread with the sun shining on her.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This Owl was caught in a fence, my worker Maira found him this morning and came for cutting tools.  She cut him out and brought him to us to rmove the wire from his wing.  Marcos is holding him, and now Felipe and Marcos are on their way to the vet for treatment.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's a BOY!!!!!   New life on the farm and he is beautiful, just like his Mom...   Life is good in Paradise....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here he is, my stud, Bullie 2, father of every cow and toro born this year and last year.  He is beautiful, and smiling for you.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

He was born just 3 days ago to #96 and Bullie 2.  So beautiful and big.  Marcos had to help pull him out.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This Boa, about 8' long, ate our neighbors chicken this morning, so we relocated him to our farm.  You can see the bulge...  He is full and not happy about being handled.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Costa Rican Pee-Wee adult

Monday, June 06, 2011

We grow organic bananas and plantains.  Lots of different varieties, and hundreds of them.  We eat them every way imaginable, and then some. The farms animals and dogs also love them.  Horses eat them peel and all.  I love hot ripe banana soup with curry, sopa de banano.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Farm life is routine, you have the I got to get it done everyday stuff, cows fed, wash washed, mid-morning breakfast (I don’t make an early breakfast), and your always trying to beat the rainforest rain. Yesterday I was picking lettuce and when I looked up there was our young male stallion, Macho, loose and in the veggie garden. NOOOOOOO. Macho might be young, but he is big, fast and powerful, Dad was a Spanish Pasafino. He was not interested in hearing from me, he was looking for good eats. I drove him with waving arms into the backyard and out of the garden and while the farm manager’s wife stood guard with her broom I went and got my quad for the round-up. Macho left the back yard and went two pastures down to where my husband was working on his backhoe….newly planted pasture grass, also a no no. I raced down on my quad and found Marcos our farm manager, picked him up and on the return trip as I turned a corner heading across a stream named Brava, here was Macho coming at us all wild eyed. Marcos jumped off the quad and ran back to open up the first gate, while I got out of Machos way. We directed him into his new location of the day. I would never have a stallion again, if given the choice. Macho’s only thoughts are eating and sex, sex and eating. I drove Marcos back to work, and I went back to fetch my bowl of lettuce and greens.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

These are a pair of bueys working my neighbors sugar cane fields.  They are long horn steers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Marcos with the catch of the day, Fer de Lance. 

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Rocky is one of our nursery girls.  This is cow grass that we grow for transplant. Always trying to inprove the pastures with high quality grass.
We love to find baby bird  nests when they are finished with them.  This one is tiny, soft and beautiful.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

This is one of our organic pumpkins.  I make pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and prepare it like a sweet potato.  My dogs love it raw, blended with water and poured over their dinner.  We call that pumpkin gravy.
This week we have had two beautiful baby horses born on the farm.  New life, new energy, and so precious.