Monday, December 29, 2008

Oranges Anyone?

We are so fortunate to have a ton of fruit trees on our properties. The best are the oranges and limes. On our home property we have a species of orange tress that I have not seen elsewhere in Costa Rica. The oranges are huge, thin skinned, seedless, juicy and sweet. My husband, Sergio, insists that you eat them rather than juice them. We also have a grove (50 trees) of limes. In season the limes are as big as oranges and so juicy. Great for gin and tonics.

This is a picture of Sergio with a pile of our juice oranges, Valencia, which we occassionally sell at market. Now you know why I say that we are "gentlemen farmers."

We also have bananas, papayas, plantains, mangos, mandarinas, guiyabas, garambolas (star fruit), water apples and probably a few other edibles. We share these with family and friends.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Snoopy dog

I am still trying to figure out how all this web/blogging works. So I thought that i would add a new blog and show a picture of my dog "Snoopy." Next to my husband, he is the love of my life. Fortunately he is bilingual, so while he was born Costa Rican, he understands my English. He gives me joy and keeps me company. Stay tuned as I learn more web skills.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sofia's Dollhouse

Not a great picture of me...but I have been too busy building this dollhouse in time for Christmas. The dollhouse is a gift for a 3 year old friend of ours, Sofia. It came out so great that I am almost more excited than little Sofia.

The kitchen has a stove, a sink and a refridgerator (an old speaker painted white). The living room has sofas and pillows, a coffeetable, a lamp, a bookcase and a TV. The dining room has a table and 4 chairs. The bedroom is complete with mattress, blankets and pillows. I also love the curtains that she can rearrange, and there is a photo of Sofia on the wall, which you can not see in this picture. My husband and I had a great time building this.