On Monday, it was a holiday from school. I asked my Mom if Tomas could come over and play. She called his Mom and made a plan, so we walked over to his house to get him and bring him over to mine. On our walk, we ran into a traffic jam.
,This happens sometimes when farmers are walking their cows to different fields. These are actually bulls. We have bulls at our farm too. A lot of people use bulls or goats to eat the grass on the farm. They are like living lawnmowers.
Once we got Tomas we walked the river trail home. I like the river trail because its like hiking through the wilderness. Bobbie always comes on the river trail with me. Sometimes I take this trail to school, sometimes I walk the long way up the driveway. The trail goes to the new rock garden. Tomas and I checked out all the cool new rocks. There are so many cool rocks! My mom says if I don't quit leaving them in my pockets, shes going to ban me from collecting rocks.
After the storm, the river left a sandy area where the casita trail used to be. When we looked at it in the morning, there was Tapir tracks in the sand! Tapir are mammals that eat mostly plants. They can weigh up to 800 pounds but are usually around 500 pounds. We have never seen one at the farm, because they are nocturnal creatures. But we know they live here, and now we have proof!
After we dropped Tomas off, we went to our friends house for Lunch. They made a soup called Olla de Pollo. In English it means chicken soup. Rafa says the recipe is hundreds of years old. It has a lot of vegetables that I have never even seen, or heard about before. My dad said it was good. I ate some potato out of it but, I wasnt very hungry. Everyone else liked it though.
In Costa Rica, at 3 O'clock, everyone stops what they are doing and sits down to have coffee (or tea), and a snack. If you are at somebody's house right then, you will probably be getting coffee and a snack too. I like it when we are at Rafas house during coffee time. they always have the best snacks. Minor makes really good cookies. I dont drink coffee so I usually have Jamaica tea. In spanish it sounds like ham-eye-ka. Its red, and a little sweet. Minors family was here on Monday, so we had coffee, jamaica and a snack.
My Dad told us he had found three papaya trees on the property. They aren't like the regular papaya. They are smaller, and sweeter. Minor says they are from Chile. They grow way up in the trees. My dad had to use the fruit picker to get it out of the tree.
These kind of papaya taste really good with vanilla ice cream.