In the tropics, at least in our region here on the Southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, summer time starts when the rains end at the end of December. This means we get many of our summer time crops planted in November and start getting our first harvest in February. Some items like lettuce and
Sometimes the kids can get a little rambunctious if they do not have anywhere to direct their energy, heck sometimes I get a little intense if I don’t know where to direct my energy either. So needless to say when mom is away for the day, two wild kids and one antsy dad can be
We took a family trip to one of the local water falls between Montezuma and Cabuya before we get too deep into the dry season when they will be all dried up. With a four year old and a toddler, our family hiking experiences are rather limited. Fortunately for us there are some places that
We really missed being with our families this holiday season but fortunately for us we have some special friends that we were able to spend this time of year with in the jungle. Christmas in the jungle is a bit different than what most of are use to from the states. We didn’t have snow
I recently finished installing an aquaponics system at a friends rest/hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In the next couple of weeks we will get the fish and the vegetables going. I made a little trial run video of the system to help explain to others how it works. The system uses water pressure with
We have been living full time in Costa Rica now for over a year in half and have enjoyed the ups and downs that come with living in small town at the end of dirt road in the middle of no-where. Ticos are some of the friendliest and happiest people on the planet, especially when
Images capturing a typical Saturday in our life in Costa Rica. A morning jungle walk, picking up fresh fish for lunch, art projects in the afternoon, and watching the sunset with friends on the beach to end a great day.
The Cortez Amarillo is one of the many unique trees that is around our neighborhood. The tree is native to Central and South America and is mainly used for its timber however each year after the rain begins it blooms a bright yellow flower for one-two days. The entire tree turns bright yellow until the
I was heading back to the office after lunch and found a Basilisk sitting poolside. At first I thought that it was a branch that had fallen from a tree until it started moving in an UN-natural way. This type of lizard stands out from the others because it is very jurassic looking. It looks
Almost every morning the Capuchin (white faced) monkeys come by our new place and feast on some of the flowers growing on the vines around our trees. There is a family of around 12 of them that make their way by the pool then up to the main house.