Martín and Nacho have been working hard the last few days, building a new fence beside the waterfall. When we found out we had a waterfall on the property, we were thrilled and eager to showcase it, but we also needed to make sure the surrounding area is safe for our guests.
The vegetation is so dense and overgrown in the old pond bed below, the waterfall was completely obscured. Martín and Nacho have started the clearing process and we can now see real evidence that indeed the waterfall exists. There's still a lot to do before the area is pristine, but once it's all done, we're sure it will be a lovely feature.
We were all ready to tear this old shed down until we found out it's a hundred years old. And, although it's the size of a North American tool shed, this was used as workers' accommodation. The hole on the side is a dog kennel... there's another kennel on the other side of the house, too. These are self-contained and can only been entered and exited through this opening. The dogs would not have been able to get in the actual house. What we used to consider an eye sore, has become our own little piece of Costa Rican history, which we now want to preserve.
This was supposed to be a picture of our flowers leading up to the garden and hen house, but when I looked at the picture all I could see was the clear blue sky. I can get used to this weather in December!
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