|Here you can see the rope and Don working hard to keep the trailer away from the Galloper!|
|Once at the bottom Roberto cleaned the mud out of the hitch so it would be ready to use.|
Not only is there work to do with the coffee, but because of the torrential rains we have here there is a lot of erosion control that needs to be done. I've shown pictures of the huge ditch that has been created by rain on the side of our home site, and that needs to fixed. Fixed means that we need to put 1/2 round concrete, or something similar, across the top edge of the hill and terrace and plant down the hill. This also is going to require more help and needs to be done soon! Our driveway, which we cannot even use now, needs to have 12 loads of gravel. This is a project we have been trying to get bids on from a number of people! The process is very slow!
Speaking of "torrential rains", the next three photos will give you an idea of what it is like when it rains here. These photos are taken from our front porch and this not an unusual rain shower!
|Unfortunately, they aren't the greatest photos. This is the main road covered in mud and water! When it's raining this hard it's pretty dark and I'm shooting through a few rain drops!|
|Skeeter is giving his opinion! I think he has been hanging around Don too long!|
Last but not least, Skeeter has a new friend. The people next door have a new puppy and he and Skeeter have become fast friends! Skeeter has been working very hard to train the puppy to bark at dogs and people who go by so he can just sleep on the porch!! Must be nice to have an assistant! As you can see by the following photos they play hard and fast, and as usual, the puppy is doing most of the work!
At the end of the day, with a puppy in the house, we were all pretty worn out!