Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24th 2011

Frogs everywhere!

Today we went to a Mennonite Community to buy horse food. We took a hand cranked ferry over the river and when I asked why they didn't just build a bridge the response was "then someone would be out of a job!"
All of the young men were riding dirt bikes and Ricky the grounds/head guy called them "progressive" Mennonites. 
Ricky also does the tours for the eco-lodge and he knows every bird. It's like having your own personal tour guide with you. Today he pointed out vermillion fly-catchers that are bright red, scissor tail flycatchers, grey hawks, hummingbirds, and the list goes on. 
In other news, I met one of the authors of the Lonely Planet guidebooks and his assistant. They came up to CASA to meet the residents and take a tour. They also helped me find a home for our stray horse. Of course two hours after they left the owners came by looking for the horse. Luckily he was still in our yard tearing all of the foliage to pieces and he was returned to a very distraught owner who had been looking for him for four days (apparently he came here right after running away and decided to stay). My favorite part about the stray horse is he would break himself into the pasture with our horse and then break himself out when he got bored. Stay tuned for the next season of "Prison Break."

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