Monday, May 12, 2014

Rio Oro after yesterday's rain.


The beautiful Rio Oro runs through our farm and joins the Rio Atirro which also runs along our farm and is a boundary line.  Our farm is on both side of the Rio Oro.  This view will change many time during the rainy season that has just started and runs through December.  Here at Finca Quijote, we can receive 240 - 300 inches of rain a year.  Hydropower is the obvious choice.

Quebrada Brava after yesterday's rain

Brava comes down from a series of beautiful waterfalls and crosses our road.  Yesterday we had a good hard rain, and the chocolate water of Brava is the result of the waters pouring down from the mountain above.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mud Turtle

After today's big rain, it is the rainy season....we found this guy when we came back from a quad ride.

He is a white lipped mud turtle, Has single-hinged belly armor that can be closed completely. Is one of the very few turtles in the world that inhabits cascading mountain streams.  Kinosternon leucostomum  Their diet consists of fish, earthworms, mealworms, snails, and some plant matter.