Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Enchanted Toad

Well well, who would have thought my late night adventures with my now friend toad would get me to start writing again on this blog after years of not doing so... It happens that I stayed up till midnight getting different things done, and when I was about to go up to bed, I spotted the grandpa toad hanging out in the house. I went ahead and looked over at him and realized with disgust and utter amazement that he had like 5 different sized ticks on him. OMG. I had never seen that. One of the ticks was so gigantic I couldn't believe a tick of that monstrous size was even possible!
I immediately thought of how much I would love to take those ticks off him (or "HER" for instance, for I don't now how to determine the gender of my friend other than with the given male gender of the spanish word sapo). I definitely couldn't bring myself to do that. Or could I??? Heck Yes! I would at least try, the "Poor Innocent Creature". So I went and got an old pair of tweezers. I assumed he would jump as soon as I approached closer to execute the plan, but to my surprise, he did not jump. I was afraid of him tossing poisonous milk at me or something. Instead, He was all stillness... Maybe, all gratefulness. Yes, I think he knew what I was up to. I took out one. Two. Three, the big huge one!, uughhhhh!. And when I went for the fourth, right next to his eye, the darling just closed his eye tenderly... Yyyesssss!!! I was able to pull all out and drown them horrible critters of Beelzebub! The sight of me must have been a pretty funny one, for sure. If a stranger could have seen me, maybe I would have been thought a "Witch", working toad witch-crafty spells right at midnight, Hahahaha! Maybe... if like in the fairytales, this guy is a magical toad... well, maybe, yes, maybe, why not?... he can grant me three wishes to pay me back the good deed. HA!, funny enough, my mind stayed blank thinking what I would ask if suddenly he turned into an "Old Wise Magical Wish Granting Wizard" What immediately came to mind was just: "May the flow of guests be always steady and enough to keep covering the salaries!" Hahaha!!!... I don't know why not just ask for a big huge trunk of GOLD instead. I guess I like my work. Just keep it coming!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OWL MEDICINE

THIS FEMALE OWL HAS CHOSEN TO NEST RIGHT ON THE TREE WHERE OUR LAUNDRY LINES HANG FROM. SO COOL TO HAVE HER BE SO FRIENDLY AND CONFIDENT AROUND US. OO! OO! OO! OO!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

An Orchard's Turning Point...

Avocado trees at Yiimtii were planted nine years ago. We bought trees grafted with the Hass variety but then the grafting died and the Mother lived on. We only knew it was a good Heirloom Mother that bore fruit like a Mango Tree... Anyway, after nine years of waiting, we discovered we have the Best Avocados on the face of the Universe (not exaggerating)... They don't go bad or black or have fibers and they taste deliciously buttery and sweet...
We truly consider this a turning point at Yiimtii. Avocado being one of our everyday essentials.
THANKYOU MOTHER EARTH AT YIIMTII FOR GIFTING US WITH THIS MARVEL!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tandem Flying

Every night we have several bats come and hang from the roof of our hall. We noticed last night that almost all of them are females that have their young ones hanging from them. It is pretty cute! If you can say that...


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ephimeral Yellow Blossoms

Five Days after the first rainfall, the Ocotines of the forest dress themselves in yellow blossoms. The blossoms only last two days on the tree and then they form yellow carpets on the ground. What a sight!






Sacred life giving Rain

Rains are back these year... It is always surprising to see the forest be reborn again. It takes less than a week to notice the green scenery. At the third day you could see the green sprouting:


And after 10 days this is how it looks like:


WELCOME BACK RAIN!!! WELCOME BACK JUNGLE!!!