First thing last Monday morning, we caught 60 trout!! The numbers are increasing every week. We've upgraded to a bigger cooler to fit them all!
We also hosted a nice family of four from California this week. Here is their son, Baron, catching their dinner... then he was nice enough to catch ours as well.
We had a lovely week of celebration. It was Kevin's 50th birthday on Thursday and we were invited for dinner. Our dear friends, Rafa and Minor, prepared the most delicious Indian curry meal. We don't get a wide variety of ethnic foods here, so to have an Indian was a real treat! Then on Saturday, we had our friend, Tony, who is celebrating his birthday on Monday. Our other friend Violeta joined him... but as you can see, I could not get her to look at the camera, no matter how much I pleaded. I served up some homemade pizza... all veggies were from our garden. Then we had strawberry/rhubarb/blackberry pie and apple crumble with custard for dessert. It's not the standard birthday cake, but no one seemed to mind.
Kevin's been really busy all week installing an electric fence around the two smaller trout ponds to stop the otters from helping themselves. Then, he transformed this trolly into a sand pusher. This little gizmo will be used to clean the ponds. Normally, Kevin and Martin use hoes to scrape the sediment lose from the bottom of the pond into the river. But that's hard work and he thought he'd see if this 'plough' idea might work better. They'll be cleaning the ponds next week so we'll soon see.
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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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