Did you know that you should never prune a tree when the moon is waxing (on its way up to a full moon) only when it's waning (on its way down to a new moon). We've done both and decidedly it's definitely more beneficial to follow this farmer's rule. The trees we've pruned during the waxing period have died. The ones we've pruned during the waning period have all flourished beautifully. No lie. The things you learn when you come from suburbia and transplant yourself into a farmer's life. Also, we've learned to only pick fruit off a tree in the early morning or late afternoon... never, ever at midday. It saps all the energy out of the tree and makes the fruit bitter. Who knew? Well, we do now... and so do you! Happy to be of help :)
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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.
Click here to pick up your copy of my book! It's all about our adventure: from leaving our middle-class suburban lifestyle in Canada to reinventing ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. Check it out and if you enjoy it, please spread the word! Thanks!