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Working the Gardens
Beauty

Working the Gardens

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1408

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. Serenity, space and beauty are found in the varied gardens at the Finca. We’ve added TLC to the already fertile grounds here on the farm. We purchased the […]

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Flowers, Fragrance and Food
farm life

Flowers, Fragrance and Food

Filed in Food by on June 18, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1880

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Flowers in our vegetable garden are a double delight. Such loveliness to enjoy visually, fragrance and food! Amaranth cereal flower growing in the vegetable garden. Sunflowers in the vegetable garden. Passion flower (pasaflora) in the vegetable garden. Thyme in the vegetable garden. Achote used to color food. […]

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Farm Flowers
around the farm

Farm Flowers

Filed in Around the Farm by on April 4, 2016 0 Comments • views: 885

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower.  Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. -William Blake I haven’t blogged in almost a year! I promise to keep up this time around. Pardon my absence! I’ll start off by offering a farm flower […]

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Pura Vida from Sunrise to Sunset

Filed in Featured Video by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1758

Mornings in May-Afternoons too! views: 905

Happy May Day! Happy May Day! May is a transition month from the dry season to the green season. We enjoy sunny mornings most of the time until about 11 or 12 in the afternoon, then it clouds up and by 2PM it’s raining, everything cools off and by nightfall the rains have dissipated. Here’s […]

Rice and Beans views: 876

Colorful “beans” all from the same bush. These taste like pigeon peas and I think that’s what they are. We grow these on the farm, they are delicious and pack a powerful punch! Our worker and his boys help whack  black beans from dried plants. After the husks have been whacked, the beans are put […]

Pure Life! Pura Vida! views: 983

We hope that, when the instects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. -Bill Vaughan A mini-insect in the international park, La Amistad. Close up and incredible!  We have our fair share of insects in the park and on the farm. The place teems […]

Summer is Winter views: 1098

The locals are right, the green season demonstrates the best in Costa Rica nature but without the dry season (summer) which occurs in the winter months, typically January, February and March, there would be no time for all the plants and their roots to dry out and reach for the sky. Don’t get me wrong, […]