Category: Daily Blog

Free Fish and a $10 Car Mechanic

Not being lazy before my trip to Paris tomorrow,  I cut our greens today using our only lawn mower. Takes about 2 hours and it’s much cheaper than a membership at Bally’s, especially when its 90 degrees at 8:00 am. While…

McGyver to the Rescue

I drive my step-daughter to school every morning at 6:00 am. It’s an hour round trip through what can only be described as driving through a county fair with free style moto cross intertwined. At 3:30 pm, I leave the house/golf course…

Gardeners Only

Can anybody help tell me what this is? It is definitely ground cover. Grows very low to the ground with a cushion-like spring to it. It has nodes and the leaves are alternate. The leaves are less than 1/2 inch…

The Green Green Grass of Home

Our little patch (160 sq yards) of Bermuda is coming along nicely. Jaime Nino, who is one of only two greens superindendents in the city met us at “the farm” today. Jaime has become a very good friend in a…

New Life

Just one of those coincidental days I guess. Took a drive to the farm today with the guy who is planting our first batch of Bermuda grass. On the way, we stopped at his nursery where his dog has a…

A Good Walk

Been to “the farm” the last few days. We are still calling it a farm since IT STILL is a farm. We have allowed the current farmers to continue farming their crops of Passion Fruit, Tomatoes and Green Beens, free…

We Have Lift Off!!

This morning we met with the Consulate in Piedecuesta. We were to have also met with the mayor, but due to the political strife between Ecuador and Venezuela, the mayor was called to Bogotá unexpectedly.The meeting took place in a…

Politics and Affordable Golf

For those of you who saw the NEWS today, as Americans you will quickly assume that we are not only in a war with the FARC, but that now we are in a war with our neighbors.Let’s just say, for…