Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crop dusting the Mangoes

He's been buzzing us all morning. Took a little time to get out there with camera but he was directly over the house at first. All our mango trees are loaded but fruit is still very green. Mangoes are big business around here. A government agency has put insect traps in the Mango tree next door that they check every few weeks. The guy said they were looking for "mango eaters"

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sushi Chan

Wasabi and Ginger? - didn't ask

My neighbor had her little one in Centro de Salud so I walked into town for something to snack on. Basically all Sushi Roles but do have a few other things. Least expensive was about 42 pesos for about 8 rolls. Prices go up quite a bit from there. The kid (waiter) likes to use his English so yer kinda stuck with it. It's on the main street Malecon with a nice breeze coming up from the beach.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


36 need adoption

The arrival of kittens has been ceaseless this past month or two. And even after giving away eight kittens to new homes last week, we still have 36 young ones and 2 mamas in our network of foster homes. Some of them are being bottle-fed, others have now been neutered and are awaiting new homes. It is time for a shout-out to our awesome fosterers who are currently caring for these little ones. Big thanks to Sue, Ruette, Sharon, Christine, Susan, Martha, Sandy, Ruben & Lupita, Anne and Erika.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ovillanta pilot project

Ovillanta pilot project - reducing mosquito population in Melaque/Barra

All are invited to this community meeting to learn more about "ovillantas" -- a DIY community-based solution to controlling transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. save the date: Saturday, April 30, 2-5pm at the Casa Ejidal in San Patricio.

Dr. Ulibarri, the lead researcher & inventor of this method for reducing mosquito populations, will be presenting on the "ovillanta" project this coming Saturday, April 30, 2-5pm at the Casa Ejidal in San Patricio.
The presentation will be primarily in Spanish, but Dr. Ulibarri can also answer questions in English. Please spread the word in your neighbourhood -- this is a grassroots, community, DIY type project that will rely on people coordinating with their neighbours to install and maintain traps (mosquito eggs must be removed and destroyed on a regular basis). Come and learn more if you can support the project!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

A hole in the Malecon

Malecon or Andador .... this is the ocean walk in West Melaque. This must date back to Hurricane Patricia but that was close to 6 months ago. A couple of dump truck loads could at least remove the danger aspect to this first hole. You can see the ocean under the wall so it's unsupported. Priorities in our area can be quite mysterious.

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