Heather Crawford

Blazed a trail with Ricardito, scouted out future plantings.

By Heather Crawford | March 5, 2006

February 27 to March 5, 2006 The week started off with a bang with carnival in full swing; luckily the rain held out until just the day after, when we got a heavy downpour, and another one a few days later. There was a mangrove planting for the Eco-Semana on International Day of the Mangrove (Feb 28), for which I helped to collect seeds. Patrick […]

Eco-Semano parade

By Heather Crawford | February 27, 2006

February 21-27, 2006 This week we transported another load of trees to the sites and planted in three places – La Cruz, Bosque Encantado y El Toro (on the other side of the creek although we don’t know who the land belongs to). We got rained on and it was very slippery!  We had help from both Jorge and Blas this week, who came to […]

We began planting at La Cruz.

By Heather Crawford | February 19, 2006

February 13 – 19, 2006 We’ve been getting rain about every other day, but it’s not consistently heavy.  Maybe one or two nights of heavy rain a week. It’s been getting cloudy in the daytime more often now, so it seems like the weather will stay wet for a while. The new plants are doing well. We haven’t had a chance to go back to the old […]

Another planting at El Torro, El Bosque Encantado

By Heather Crawford | February 12, 2006

February 6-12, 2006 I spoke to Alfredo Duenas and have arranged for him to get the remaining money for the map of our new land this week. No new news about our land in Las Coronas. I´ll try to talk to Johnny Delgado about including more sites on the Eco-Paseo.  I doubt the older trees at Inter Americano site will need watering this summer. We […]

El Sobrador, and asking for permission to plant on El Torro

By Heather Crawford | February 5, 2006

January 30-February 5, 2006 I just came from a “sobador” who cures things by moving things around in your body. Supposedly something had sunken in between my ribs and is now cured!  We’ll see tomorrow when I wake up. He also supposedly cured some other things which he guessed I had but I hadn’t even told him!   This weekend Valentina and I went to Rambuche […]

Doing home improvements

By Heather Crawford | January 29, 2006

January 23 – 29, 2006 Emilia says she’d like to switch apartments with us, sometime after March, which means we would move downstairs by the patio area. She has offered to throw in an office next to the bodgea at no extra charge. The apt. downstairs is as big as the one we are currently in, with 3 bedrooms. We’ve been doing some home improvements—fixing […]