Today, at 3 pm, Albarito, Cindy and their kids, Sharon and Tomas, came to have a look at our fruit trees. Albarito owns a beautiful orchard and knows all there is to know about fruit trees. We have, on our property, peach, plumb, avocado and lemon trees that all need some attention and we thought we'd enlist Albarito's help and wisdom. He told us where to prune, how to tie down the branches to encourage them grow in such a way that the picking is easy. Our lemon trees produce abundantly, but some are diseased and we just weren't sure whether to cut them right down or leave them be. Luckily, we merely need to cut them back. Our avocados, on the other hand, need to be replaced with new ones, which we will do. We'll have to visit a vivero (a nursery). I also want to plant more Aloe Vera. I'm reading about all its health benefits and versatility and since they grow easily here organically, might as well grow more.
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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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