Exotic fruits of Rainy Season

by jodycalvi August 21, 2011 | 5:32PM
The Exotic Fruits of Rainy Season in Costa Rica at Farm of Life.... Mabola (Velvet Apple), Noni, Matasano, Biriba, Rambutan (Mamonchino), Mangosteen, Jocote, Starfruit, Cacao, Sapote Columbiano and Abiu.

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Aftermath of Tropical Storm Tomas

by Administrator November 24, 2010 | 3:04PM

Tomas hit us with 100 inches of water in 5 days - double the monthly average for November in the first 5 days of the month.  The country suffered numerous landslides, road and bridge damage and houses condemned.  Jody speaks about the aftermath and the experience in their village of San Salvador.

 

 

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Tropical Storm Tomas Soaks Us and Wrecks the Roads

by Administrator November 16, 2010 | 12:36PM

5 straight days of incessant rain from Tropical Storm Tomas.  The South Pacific region of Costa Rica received 3x's the monthly average (November's average) of rain in the first 5 days of the month.  We estimated about 60-100 inches of rain in 5 days.

Costa Rica is in a National Emergency. The land is completely saturated.  Entire hillsides slide away because the earth could hold no more water.  The coast is flooding and coastal roads are underwater.  

We made this video of the farm, nearby roads and water drainage through the storm.  Drainage on the farm was exceptional and the farm itself fared marvelously.  All structures remain dry, roofs did not leak, hills did not slide, electric and Internet remained in-tack, while nearby roads are wrecked.

 

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