It hasn’t been raining that much this week but the previous week’s rains have turned everything an amazing shade of green. So pretty! My blog-buds all seem to be sharing videos of their daily life so I decided to take the camera along the other day as I walked down the hill to collect mangoes. As you’ll hear, there really is no need for a sound track in Puerto Rico… 🙂 You will first see our massive King Palm then I start walking towards our large mango tree (with our neighbors trees up on the opposite hill and our large Avocado tree to the right), and get a glimpse at our lovely terraces (nicely mowed/weed whacked by Nick the previous week). As Nick would say, “Fascinating…”. 😉

Walking down a fairly steep hill (in crocs) while taking a video (and turning around to show the house and our Mango and Avocado trees behind the house) means that I can’t do what I normally don’t do anyways (to Nick’s great chagrin) which is watch where I’m going. The video therefore comes to an abrupt end when I trip slightly. No worries, plenty of stills follow to fill you in on key happenings on our land (with lots of CAPS needed:

  • The Avocado tree down the hill is EXPLODING with fruit (one arms-reach limb had over 25 fruit on it!)
  • We picked an arm of BIG plantains 
  • Nick’s banana/plantain alley is looking might fine (this picture also affords a view of our Mango, Coconut, Avocado, Papaya, Sour Orange (Naranja) and Breadfruit trees up the hill by the house)

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You might not be able to see them, but there are over 25 little avocados in this picture!

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Machete action

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Not a bad bunch of platanos!

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Nick’s Banana Alley (if you look up the hill, you’ll spot a coconut tree with our pina mango on its left and our young avocado on its right. Bonus points if you find the fruiting Papaya!)