I have been in Costa Rica for an entire month and just today, I stopped and decided not to move a finger and stay home, in bed … there is a really big storm outside and the smell of damp earth coming from the garden, making this the perfect day to write.
Coming back has been truly amazing, just seeing my brothers, hugging my mom and dad after an entire year and a half was quite something, I had to divide my trip to take full advantage of it and well first I had to visit my family which meant going back to the farm…
Every time I come here is as if I went to a long retreat, such peace and dealing with the animals , seeing my grandmother doing what she loves it is very special.
The cows are like dogs I tell you… she walks to the border of the fence, calls them and you see how from far away they look up and slowly 26 cows come to her.
She just breeds them, because she tells me that knowing each one by name, their birth, etc, she couldn’t bring herself to ever kill one so instead she sells their milk. So these cows just eat, have babies and give us milk.
It was also my first time using the wood oven, basically, you put wood inside and let it burn out completely, after that you clean the ashes and remove them from the oven and then place the trays with whatever you are making.
I made pizza and bread, each taking about 10-15 mins to cook.
I hope you have a reason to smile today, if not just look at this fluffy chicken.