This is the traditionally the rainest month of the year here. Fortunately we are still here and have not been washed away...yet. I suppose we lucked out because aparently every twenty years there is a drought of sorts and we chose the right year to live in the Costa Rican rainforest. I say drought loosely because we still have to paddle our way (figuratively) from shelter to shelter when it rains, and we are at continuous odds with the encroaching mold attacking our belongings. Our spirits remain high as we bounce between projects and soak up all the new experiences. Days are very busy. During some moments throughout the week when I slow down, I realize that I don't have that much time to think, or reflect I should say. Processing is something we're going to try to focus a little more on in the coming weeks and months. Getting the most out of time here and and taking time to soak it all in is a difficult but much needed balance. Enjoy the new pics...by the way I won a pig leg in a community raffle that we're planning on smoking and making some pulled pork sandwiches. Yum
Hike and tour of local organic coffee farm (Jose Luis, the owner is on the left). Mary-Laura might work on his farm for a couple months in February.
Relaxing after a long day's work...
Front porch breakfast and meeting
enjoying the view
Volunteers at the elementary school
Face painting adventure!
Digging posts for the new garden fence.
view from our window
Until next time...