Around the House

We finally got to visit the milpa, growing corn, that we helped plant in April with the family and then later with Matt and Joel.  We are happy to report that there is actual growth and progress! The day we visited Marlon and Josesito were helping with the fertilizer.  We all went for a stroll to visit our two fields. 

Then a couple of days later, we got to hang out with Charity's G-Love, Garrett.  It was great to finally get to meet the man that Charity is all goo-goo over.  Being 6'5", I imagine that he had a fun time traveling around in a country made comfortable for all people under 5'2".  They stayed the night at our house after one night in Guatemala City and Garrett seemed to feel right at home although his only Spanish phrase at the time was "Si, pues". 

A couple of these other pics are of our new animals around the house.  I won't call them pets because when one of them dies, no one seems to be too sad, as was the case with the cute, tiny kitten that died while I was gone on my last trip. I can't say I was surprised.  He was all bones and didn't eat much.  Martin found him on the side of the highway, no mom and apparently no hope for survival.  But we loved him while he was around.  Bailey, my pooch's namesake, is also a new addition with Dexter, her sister.  The family insisted that they be named after our gringo dogs back home.  I think they would be honored.

 

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