Every night now, these cute green tree frogs gather at the swimming pool and make an incredible amount of noise. We’ve had a lot of rain, and the salinity of the pool has dropped considerably. So much so that the frogs are now swimming around in it freely, laying their eggs, and we even see […]
We are thrilled to announce the birth of “Estrellita” (Little Star in Spanish) yesterday morning around 5-6am! Her mother, named Cosita Buena (Little Good Thing) is now happily feeding her, and we are doubly excited because this means that after the baby has grown up, we’ll finally have some fresh goat milk for Anamaya […]
Our newest addition to the farm, is Yasmin’s horse “Canela”, which was a gift from Mary at Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary. Canela is pregnant, and we’re looking forward to seeing her baby sometime between June and August… we’re not exactly sure when but hopefully after Deanne the veterinarian visits us in a couple of days, we’ll […]
This vegetarian monster, known as a green iguana tried to get into our lizard-proof garden, and found a weakness, which was that one of the posts wasn’t covered with tin. He climbed it and ate many peppers before being discovered and captured. These can grow up to 6 feet long, and is even bigger than […]
Today we are digging the first tilapia pond, with the goal of growing many of the fish we eat at Anamaya. We will feed them kitchen scraps, and they will also eat the algae that forms in the pool. If need be, we’ll also grow or buy corn for them.
When we went to buy our first chickens to produce eggs for us, there was only one left. This poor thing was missing most of her feathers, probably from bullying by stronger ones that were crowded in the cage with her. She was so ugly and pitiful that no one wanted would buy her. […]
Iguanas like the one shown above (technically called “Cnetosaurs”) are common here. I love them because they are small dinosaurs, and who doesn’t love dinosaurs? But I’m not happy about them snacking on our organic veggies and fruits. It’s hard enough getting stuff to grow here without these giant lizards coming along and helping themselves […]
We have 87 chickens as I write this, in four different age categories, since they were purchased at various times. They are all females. Contrary to popular rumor, a rooster isn’t necessary for the eggs. We don’t want a male because they’re so noisy. They just don’t crow in the early morning. They crow all […]