We're not sure exactly what's going on with our ATV (quad) these past few days... one minute it starts up without any problem and the next minute it won't start up at all. Kevin thought it might be the spark plug, so on Friday I went into San Marcos to order a new one. This ATV has been a work horse, never gives us any problem and Kevin rides it around the property often... it's incredibly useful when we're fishing. Kevin and Martin catch the trout and put them in the trailer behind the ATV. Kevin zips down with the load to the weighing station. The system works beautifully. Kevin also uses it when lugging wood from the wood shed down to the carport, and transporting the fish food sacs up to the hatchery.
Yesterday, Kevin tried starting it just to see what would happen and it started right away. We thought maybe the humidity from the rain was making it temperamental. Kevin tried to start it again today, and although the engine turns, it just doesn't go all the way. Very frustrating. We're not fishing tomorrow... instead we've been asked to fish on Tuesday for Roberto. So, I'll be towing Kevin who will be sitting on the ATV all the way to San Marcos to the ATV repair shop. We're hoping it's nothing serious... probably just needs to be serviced and cleaned up. We hope.
Oh, and remember that rope across the river that Kevin installed, where he glides the lantern down above the river to attract the beetles. Well, it's working like a charm. We still a few knocking on our windows, but so much less than previous years. Well done, Kevin!!!
Our five bulls (Willis, Rocky, Redford, Cruz and Rain Man) are all growing and getting so big. They are not the tiny rescue bulls they once were. They are doing a great job grazing in the pasture and with the rain lately, everything is incredibly green.
Our hens (the Bettys) are all very healthy and doing well. The last batch weren't as hardy and we lost three; We have 15 hens and they lay between 14 and 15 eggs a day. Very productive crew.
We haven't seen the heron in several weeks. Kevin did see a quetzal a few days ago, so that was fun for him. Frankie is no longer wearing the cone. We had to keep an eye on her in the beginning because she was still obsessed with gnawing her paw, but everything is good now. Bobbie McGee is mellowing out ( she'll be 3 years old in August) and the two of them seem to be enjoying each other's company a lot more, which is nice to see.
I guess that's about all the news for this week. I'd like to thank all those of you who continue to follow our journey. Our adventure started nearly five years ago and we've had such an amazing time, always stretching and learning. All adventures though, given enough time, become simply "daily life". And to know that people are still interested in reading about our daily experiences is humbling. So thank you. We appreciate it.
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