Kevin woke up early this morning and met Martín and Nacho at 7 am. They went to the Fish Institute to pick up some more trout. Tiny, little baby trout. Martin cleaned out one of the long rectangular concrete tanks in the old hatchery, filled it with clean water and installed pipes where the water flows freely into the tank to keep it oxygenated.
Kevin then made a wooden frame with mesh that covers the top of the tank so rats and other animals don't help themselves to our baby trout. They're tiny right now. They'll be kept in this tank for about 2 months or so then transferred to a pond for a couple more months until they are big enough to swim with the big trout in the big pond. In about 8 months from now, they'll be big enough to catch and eat.
When we first got here in August, we were told that when you buy trout from a hatchery, they only sell females. So, we used to call them 'the girls'. Then someone told us or maybe I read it somewhere, I can't remember... that the trout are actually all males. Since we had baptized the hens 'Bettys', we decided to call them 'Trevors'. Well, just recently, it was confirmed by a friend (so we still don't really know how accurate this information is, but he seemed convincing) that they are indeed females... so guess what, that's right, we've change their name to 'Trevorettes'.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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