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A little less green  Posted on 04/17/2014
While I would love to let those bananas complete their life cycle and maybe even collect the fruit they produce these are just too big for the space I have.  They are/were well over 4 meters and no sign of a flower.   They were...
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Anybody see it?  Posted on 04/15/2014
Full lunar eclipse visible in the Western Hemisphere with clear sky's To see the full eclipse last night would have required staying up 'till about 3am even though the process started around midnight Central time.   I...
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Wall hangings  Posted on 04/15/2014
I picked up 2 of the white and brown wall hangings when I was living in Jocotepec a few years ago. I had a large rental with a few nails in the walls so they did hang for awhile. Since I've been back on the beach they've been...
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Rearranging the garden  Posted on 04/12/2014
Both lots on either side of me are vacant. One is for-sale for too much and the other I met the owner once but don't know who he is. I say that because growing stuff here is so much fun and I just don't have the room with 2 lots....
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When the cat's away, the mice will play  Posted on 04/11/2014
So says my neighbor.   His cat is always outside looking for prey and not in the house.   He's also a very small young cat.   On the other hand my cat keeps the place too clean. Hugo came over yesterday morning saying...
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Shooting the waves  Posted on 04/07/2014
Glen and I went up to Arroyo Seco because neither of us had been there in awhile .... and we had to go somewhere. It's also not far from Emiliano Zapata and wanted to check out the Asi Azul Asian restaurant (another story). We started...
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Room Temperature  Posted on 04/06/2014
At least those are Dr. Rosa's instructions when it comes to drinking or eating cold. Her rational is a virus will "take advantage" in the cold. She kinda frowned when I brought up a cold cerveza.  Ice cream I can do...
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Another Jova or two ??  Posted on 04/01/2014
With 5 hurricanes expected to affect Mexico's Pacific Coast this year, Secretary General Arturo Zamora Jimenez recently met with Jalisco emergency services representatives to discuss preventive operations. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco,...
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Finger print day for the old folks  Posted on 04/01/2014
This is not for everyone, just the ones that want to receive their bi-monthly Government assistance deposit of 500 pesos. I say deposit because they deposit directly to a Banamex account that your special ATM card accesses. It's also...
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Surrounded by Milo  Posted on 03/27/2014
It's that time of year for Milo or Sorghum growing. We always have some in our area around this time but almost every field is full of it this year.   The exception is our Gringo watermelon grower and the mango orchards. We were...
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