Field trip away from the farm
Today was an awesome day. We went to Cartago to visit the Lankaster botanical gardens. They had some really beautiful flowers there. They had lots of ponds with fish in them too. We looked at so many flowers! There were some really beautiful orchids and lots of other very pretty flowers too.
Orchids grow all over Hush Valley. Usually in trees. The birds eat the orchid seeds then they fly away. Later, they poop them out, usually above the trees and then the seeds sprout on the trees they land on. There are trees with lots and lots of orchids on them.
Minor and I tried to look at all the koi in the lily ponds. They were huge fish. I didn't get a picture though. We saw the bamboo gardens too. Where everything was built from bamboo. I want to make a fort out of bamboo now.
I found some crab shells on the river bank. I was trying to figure out if they feed them to the fish, or if some animal pulled them out of the pond and ate them. Its still a mystery.
At Hush Valley we don't have a lot of scary creatures. No big snakes or poisonous spiders. No monkeys or Alligators. We do have some spiders but the only ones I have seen are garden spiders called ' wolf spiders' and small black grass spiders. Neither of them are dangerous. At the gardens, its a lot lower and a lot warmer than it is in the mountains. We saw a lot of spiders. I don't know if they are poisonous or not, but I'm going to send a picture to the spider identification people and ask. They have a page on Facebook. The spiders we saw looked like the picture I'm posting. They were very big. So were their webs. That's my dads hand in the picture.
All of my friends and family in the States are on daylight savings now. My mom says that means they are two hours behind our time. That means, I have to go to bed now, but my friends get to stay up for two more hours. That doesn't seem fair.
Next blog I'm going to tell you about our trip to a different friends farm on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where we went after the gardens. He has a LOT of animals. It was very very fun.
11/6/2017 10:22:20 am
WOW! Flowers,fish and rocks and things, there is more to life than what you can learn in books. Q, you are just like a giant sponge, the more you see the more you learn. Loving all of your blogs , keep up all the fine work,
11/6/2017 09:33:58 pm
What beautiful orchid Q, can’t wait to hear about your trip, an all of the animals there, you do such a great job telling us about all the thing you encounter you keep me wanting to hear more, great job love ya.
John (Monkey) Shepherd
11/7/2017 12:29:53 pm
Hey Q Man! Another great blog. I have trouble keeping up with all of them. I think a bamboo fort is a great idea. I have enough in my yard now to build one. Actually, I could just crawl into the middle of them, and nobody would find me. Except Sweat Pea. Good to hear about your "safe spiders", even though they still look pretty scary. It is much colder here now at night, and dark at 5:00, due to the time change. Leslie and I went out clam digging in the dark last night, using head lamps, and a battery lantern. The moon was out, and it was beautiful on the beach, but my fingers were frozen by the time I got the last clam. Nice, big ones, that I was up late cleaning. Look forward to the blog on your trip. Bye! :-)
11/8/2017 02:33:34 am
Hi Q! Thank you so much for your incredible blog. I just read through all your posts and thoroughly enjoyed everything you've reported. What a beautiful new home Costa Rica has become for you, your mom and dad. It's so much fun to know what you all have been up to. The fruit looks so delicious and there are so many varieties I've never tried before. I'm so impressed you're trying so many new things. You're so brave! Ya know, your mom is right about the passion fruit, and you are too, it looks gross, indeed, but I had one once and it blew me away it was so delicious. I really look forward to reading more about your experiences. And now I'm interested in trying to make my own ice cream out of coconut milk. Yum!
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