All posts tagged 'jungle'

Brush with a Hurricane

Posted on October 9th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

When I was little, I loved the book “I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Solew” by Dr Seuss. If you’re not familiar with it: there is a wonderful land, Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo where they never have troubles, at least, very few. But..
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Homesteading in Costa Rica, 2017

Posted on January 6th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

2017 Homesteading Goals Normally, I subscribe to the ‘don’t tell people your goals’ school of thought. Due to my introverted nature, I prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and then appear magically with finished projects no-one saw coming. But this whole homesteading/self-sufficiency thing is new to me and I..
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How to get your goat pregnant in Costa Rica

Posted on October 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

It is more difficult, and expensive, to knock up a goat than you would think. There are interesting perks and challenges implicit in attempting to farm in the jungle. I have been learning everything I can about how to take care of our animals online, but the problem with that..
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Dreaming of permaculture: our journey to Costa Rica

Posted on May 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

Written for Health Action magazine It started twelve years ago during a Saskatchewan winter. Having just finished my training in herbology and sick-to-death of the cold, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to study herbs in the rainforest. It sounded like a whim and people laughed it off,..
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Top 5 Love/Loathe About Living in the Jungle

Posted on April 16th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

Every, single day, at some point in the day, I think to myself: This is ridiculous. It’s too hard, it’s too much, what on earth was I thinking? I want to go home. And every single day, at some point in the day, I think to myself: This is amazing...
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My clueless attempts at permaculture.

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

OK, so some of you may have been reading about our renovation process and how we are going about rehabilitating the cabinas we have purchased in the jungle. Part of this whole process however is the idea that we are going to live as self-sufficiently as possible and that means..
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Moving to Costa Rica – Welcome to the Jungle

Posted on March 9th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

We have begun this new chapter in Costa Rica. Life here is simultaneously simpler and more complicated than we were used to in Canada. Our cabinas were open to the elements, moldy, full of insects and the evidence of the bats and lizards that had been hanging out here before..
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