After recovering from the trip home from Puerto Lopez, things have fallen back into a routine. The kids and Mark are continuing Spanish classes and we are still continuing to look for a farm. I have written our vision and goal, as well as a 5 year plan. This week I'm going to start the business plan. I am using a Wisconsin pdf booklet on Starting a Dairy Goat Business, but so much of it doesn't apply here in Ecuador. I am muddling through with a lot of unknowns.
Here are some random pictures:
|This square is on Padre Aguirre and Gran Columbia. We ate|
our Live Organico smoothie there. All the kids were out of
school. Reminded me of Mary Poppins.
|Harvest Moon (or whatever they call it in the Southern|
|Finn and Tali with Morgan and Liam.|
|Mark (no comment) with Neil and Stacey.|
Our friend/realtor Aaron owns many, many hectares in Tortorillas, the area where we would love to have our farm. He was willing to sell us a portion of the property so we went out to take a look. On the way Aaron needed to drop two kittens off at his farm.
|Here is where they are supposed to be, on Oscar's lap.|
|Here they are making there way to Mark, who can't stand|
animals. (Exception: goats and donkeys)
|And here they stayed. Nice and comfy.|
|This would be the goat pasture were we to buy.|
|Looking down on Tortorillas valley.|
|I love this picture of the kids. Armando, Aaron's guardia, said|
there hasn't been rain in the region for 3 months and yet
it is still so green. The pasture is fed by the spring above.
|This hill is a lot steeper than it looks. They are about|
to roll down.
|Oscar riding Finn.|
|One of Jemma's horses. A beautiful guy - Hanovarian|
two year old. He is going to be stunning.