Tuesday, May 18, 2010

rainy season

We had rain off & on all day yesterday and it looks threatening again today. Rene just came to work and told us that this is the beginning. Things will start growing like crazy, which they already are, and that we need to pull all vegetation and dead leaves away from the buildings because the snakes and bugs will try to get in away from the wet. I can see today's activity. We're so happy that we built wooden building, up on stilts. Rene & Bonita had a coral snake in their house, but they have a concrete house, on the ground and near the river.

I also have to do laundry, which is really a trip when it's so humid. Nothing really gets dry. Sure wish we had a butane dryer. That's why the name, Dreamer Farm. The cistern is overflowing, so water isn't a problem. We are going to ask Rene to get up on the roof and clean the gutters to keep the leaves out of the cistern.

I am going to have to do some extra shopping to be sure that we have enough supplies in case weather hits. There's a spot on Paslow Falls road that is low and floods, making it impossible to drive out. It's pretty far for our gringo legs to walk to the village. We're not really worried, just trying to listen and learn.

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