Panama usually has an over abundance of water. However, in the dry season if there are farmers using the drinking water for irrigation or if a pipe is busted, people can be out of water for days. Most people have water tanks to keep a reserve of water for these down times.
Below is Rick sharpening his machete so he can blaze a trail in the jungle to find out if we have a busted line or if there are other issues. Sometimes during these adventures, you find that people who basically live off the land, have tapped into your water line and are siphoning off enough for them to live off of too. Sometimes, you find out that someone has turned off a valve to your line so that they get more pressure.....
Rick spent about 4 days tracking down issues. Some were repaired, some of it is just too many people on one water line. The second picture is Rick after a long hike, getting a beer and cooling off before he has to go back again.
Glad that we have 2 reserve tanks this year. We were more prepared this year than last.
The bug this time is a moth. This moth was in the shop in the middle of the day and Hector is pretty sure that this is one of the moths that creates a dust that is a very bad irritant and can send someone to the hospital. It is about 4 inches long and the outer body is almost see-through.
Meet Edgar. I think he has been tormenting our dogs. Lately, the dogs keep barking and searching around for something. I think it could be Edgar, who is not afraid of the dogs. He just hisses and shows them his teeth.
The container - guest house is not done yet. We are still adding on the final touches. Maybe next week. With Rick hunting down water issues we are a little behind schedule. :)
However, it is functional and we already had people stay in it one night. We are now trying to finish everything up before Rick's family comes from the USA to visit us next week. Can't wait!!!!
We framed a few pictures that were taken around the farm to give the walls a little color. :) We have the toucan, a butterfly, Homer the Monkey and coffee cherries. Our $9 decorating budget ended there....