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Farm Life

29 Dec 2018 Spent the night in the new house
03 Nov 2018 Working on the inside of the house
04 Oct 2018 Solar pump for the shallow well
31 Aug 2018 Air conditioner for the offgrid house
04 Aug 2018 Washing and drying with solar power
31 Jul 2018 It is moving day
23 Jul 2018 We got cows for the farm
22 Jul 2018 Putting up drywall and insulation
21 Jul 2018 Installing windows
19 Jul 2018 Solar power for the house
18 Jul 2018 Pasture eaten and trampled
17 Jul 2018 Automatic waterer for the animals
16 Jul 2018 Erecting the mongolian yurt the second time
15 Jul 2018 Wrapping the house in paper
14 Jul 2018 Electrical wiring
13 Jul 2018 Digging with the backhoe
12 Jul 2018 Sheep shelter and getting plans changed
11 Jul 2018 Decking the roof
10 Jul 2018 Roundpen for horse training
09 Jul 2018 Installing water pipe for the kitchen
08 Jul 2018 Every guy needs a backhoe
07 Jul 2018 Getting a horse and some wildlife
07 Jul 2018 Consumed by tall gras
27 Jun 2018 Water proofing the roof
26 Jun 2018 We got four Merino sheep
25 Jun 2018 Closing in the roof
24 Jun 2018 Adding a second half to the house
23 Jun 2018 Adding the Mongolian Yurt to the building
21 Jun 2018 Progress on the house build 2
21 Mar 2018 Progress on the house build
04 Feb 2018 Setting up the first electric fence
04 Feb 2018 All walls have been completed
21 Jan 2018 First time framing walls
21 Jan 2018 Day saved for delivery truck driver
13 Jan 2018 Decking for the subfloor
31 Dec 2017 Building the subfloor for the temporary housing at the farm
17 Nov 2017 Fixing a fence temporarily
16 Nov 2017 Veterinarian checks cows and vaccinates pigs
22 Oct 2017 Some metal work and planning for another building
18 Oct 2017 Finally some rain
14 Oct 2017 Rock and patches of concrete in the patio
13 Oct 2017 Cleaning up patio and workshop
07 Oct 2017 Planning the farm layout
04 Oct 2017 First lunch at new farm
03 Oct 2017 First impressions from the new farm
02 Oct 2017 New farm in Andalucia
26 Mar 2012 Two Opposites: Right-Brain Extrovert vs Left-Brain Introvert
20 Mar 2012 Riding Again
18 Mar 2012 Maximiliano - Training the trained horse
13 Feb 2012 Teaching cues to Maximiliano
22 Jan 2012 A Real Pickup Truck
11 Jan 2012 Peruvian Paso Maximiliano arrives and meets Max
04 Jan 2012 The young not always do as told
30 Dec 2011 Road trip: 4 states and a Peruvian Paso gelding
06 Dec 2011 Max the Haflinger
20 Aug 2011 Finally - Paddock right in front of the house
01 Apr 2011 Remarkable insect
30 Mar 2011 Water is essential for new pasture during dry season
06 Aug 2010 Farm plans on hold due to authority dragging their feet
01 Apr 2010 25 km and 10 river crossings
17 Mar 2010 Right of Possession and local authorities that fear to act
10 Mar 2010 Building a temporary horse stable
01 Mar 2010 Fine Peruvian Horses
18 Feb 2010 Meeting with the district administrator to complete the road
17 Feb 2010 Registering our brand
15 Feb 2010 Crossing the "Brazo de Chuluganti" river
13 Feb 2010 Jeep as Logging Tool
13 Feb 2010 First baby trees in the tree nursery
07 Feb 2010 Where no car has gone before: what a great feeling
04 Feb 2010 Progress on our dirt road
02 Feb 2010 We are building a dirt road in the jungle
30 Jan 2010 Analysis of legal problems with Right of Possession
28 Jan 2010 The last 300 meters
27 Jan 2010 A path on top
26 Jan 2010 Hauling a tree with the Jeep
14 Jan 2010 Cherimoya fruit was seeded
12 Jan 2010 Started to seed in the new tree nursery
10 Jan 2010 Very pleased with the wood transport rikshaw
09 Jan 2010 Wood Rickshaw
07 Jan 2010 Nice doors and final paint job for the offroad trailer
05 Jan 2010 Doors for the offroad trailer
04 Jan 2010 Going off the road with our homemade trailer
30 Dec 2009 Setting up a tree nursery
27 Dec 2009 Homemade offroad trailer
25 Dec 2009 Making signs
23 Dec 2009 Making our own trailer hitch
16 Dec 2009 No solution yet to the legal issues
10 Dec 2009 There is a better access road
07 Dec 2009 Agreements are not always honored by all parties
28 Nov 2009 Clamp slabs together to saw poles
27 Nov 2009 Turning the guayacan log into slabs
23 Nov 2009 Think like a cow: pasture
23 Nov 2009 How to make wooden marker poles
22 Nov 2009 Land survey in the jungle
21 Nov 2009 Searching for wood and finding a "quebrada"; More weeding
20 Nov 2009 Fixing up and cleaning the rancho
19 Nov 2009 A farm in the rainforest - but with great cellphone coverage
18 Nov 2009 Removing a large jobo tree to unblock the access trail
17 Nov 2009 Pedron's hoof is getting better
16 Nov 2009 Our first two heads of cattle
13 Nov 2009 Buying cattle from a local farmer
11 Nov 2009 No luck today with the cattle purchase
11 Nov 2009 Buying cattle via Blackberry
04 Nov 2009 Pedron receives a house visit by the medical team
02 Nov 2009 Vaccines for our horses
31 Oct 2009 Where the rainforest is
28 Oct 2009 Flower and fruits
26 Oct 2009 Food and beverage in the wilderness
24 Oct 2009 How to do a land survey
22 Oct 2009 Rights of Possession in Panama
19 Oct 2009 Seems like this will be the access road (2/2)
17 Oct 2009 Seems like this will be the access road (1/2)
15 Oct 2009 Luzero's accident and rescue
13 Oct 2009 Luzero, Toby and Pedron visit a teak plantation
04 Oct 2009 Some more offroad fun
02 Oct 2009 Exploring a true jungle
22 Sep 2009 Sustainable Agriculture Network
22 Sep 2009 Another attempt at finding a good route for the access road (2/2)
19 Sep 2009 Another attempt at finding a good route for the access road (1/2)
18 Sep 2009 Didimo's old and new home
16 Sep 2009 Our temporary home base
15 Sep 2009 The big trip to the farm for our new horses
14 Sep 2009 Horse Beauty Salon
13 Sep 2009 Picking up Luzero to join the others
12 Sep 2009 Saddles, Machetes, Lasso, etc.
11 Sep 2009 Finding horses
10 Sep 2009 Going all the way to the end of the road (2/2)
07 Sep 2009 Sometimes leaving can be difficult
07 Sep 2009 Going all the way to the end of the road (1/2)
07 Sep 2009 Figuring out where to build an access road
06 Sep 2009 How the farm looks like at the moment
06 Sep 2009 Farming in the rainforest of Panama
06 Sep 2009 Exploring the farm
06 Sep 2009 The final 2 km are on horseback
04 Sep 2009 How to get to the farm
04 Sep 2009 A farm in the rainforest of Panama
28 Dec 2008 Left the city behind and went 4x4