And our electricity has been playing up all week. Normally, if we lose power it's only for a few minutes and then it starts right back up... it may do this a few times in one day, but we're rarely left without any power for too long. Two days this week we lost power for over 9 hours. Hopefully, whatever is causing these hiccups will sort themselves out before our guests arrive! Although, it is Costa Rica... there's always something happening. Oh speaking of which, one of the dormant volcanoes in Turrialba erupted on Nov 1st (I forgot to mention it). Kevin and I drove down the Pan American Highway on Thursday to pick up some of the organic insecticide and we saw the white plume of smoke bellowing out of the volcano's mouth. I'm sure it's even more impressive at night as the white turns to red. We don't live anywhere volcanoes (I mean, none close enough to cause any damage or feed any fears) so it's kind of cool.
Yesterday, we received a call from a farmer up the road in La Trinidad. He had a two-week old baby bull ready to be picked up. Kevin and Martin didn't waste any time. They hitched the trailer up to the SUV and off they went. And
they came home with this little guy.... his name is Newman (as in Paul)
Although Kevin is still feeding them milk, he's weaning them off slowly as they get used to eating more grass. His little project seems to be working very well. With Martin's 3 bulls (Chuck Norris (7 months old), Bruce Lee and Rambo (both 4 months old) and our 3 bulls (Jackson, Redford and now Newman), we're all set for a few months.