30 June 2020
You can get a lot of what you need in Bluefields. Some things not in town can be ordered, and other times a trip to Managua is required to get what you need.
But there are some things that you cant get in Nicaragua. We have shipped boxes to Florida and then had our importer send them down to Nicaragua so we could pick the up from customs. We even shipped a boat down, a post from long ago. Our importer was a great lady and a friend to our family, sadly she passed away. Her brother has started shipping things now and uses a barrel method. He drives a freight truck from Florida to New York, drops off empty barrels and picks up full barrels. He then ships them down to Bluefields.
The barrel was bigger than expected. The important stuff this time was mostly building supplies and some household items you cant get down in Nicaragua.
Play the stacking game.
A grabber comes in handy to place things neatly in the bottom, unless you have really long arms.
Will try and remember to update how everything worked out.
16 June 2020
South False Bluff - More Planting
It was good to be able to freely walk some of the southern farms since they are partially cleared. There are a few patches of existing coconuts but a lot more are being put in. Lots of seagrape were left, it will be interesting to see how fast they will grow since they have been cleared around. A roughly laid out trail has been added. Lots of zoysia plugs have also been planted to start some protective ground cover.
Just a termite nest.
09 June 2020
Its been almost a decade since the canal was cut in. Over the years the tree roots have started to grow in and restrict boat access. Our caretakers organized a group of people that regularly use the canal and had a couple of work days. Hard work days!
02 June 2020
The first trip out to the farm was a on a pretty windy day. A good breeze makes for some very good front porch time. The view is also pretty nice.
Need to get a few more building supplies shipped down and the interior work should be ready to start up.