This past week, we got the fingerlings transferred into the bigger ponds to encourage them to grow. There were 7500 fingerlings split between the two tanks. They are now in the mud bottomed ponds. We have to plan how much to feed them, and which pond to put them in based on how fast, or slow, we need them to grow. In order to track this, we came up with a quick reference chart that can be updated readily. It's hanging in the feed shack. This reference will identify which pond what size of fish are in it, how many of them there are, when they were placed there, the last time it was cleaned, and what size of food the fish are currently eating. Its been pretty useful.
We have had guests in the Casita all week as well. Jeff and Jeannie joined us from Arizona. They had been traveling three weeks by the time they got to Hush Valley.
We didn't hesitate to give them the full experience. Jeff helped round up some fingerlings for a client that wanted 'baby fish'.
He also got a little bull wrangling action when the gate was left open and some stray cows came on in.
We were all richly rewarded for our efforts. On our way to a friends house in Copey for coffee, a few Quetzel were hanging out near the road. Watching cars go by. We were able to get up close and get some great shots of them!
We also took a trip to up to an incredible organic farm. Santa Cecilia. They grow completely organic, and believe in serving the local neighborhoods first.
We purchased some incredible fresas (strawberries), brocoli, coliflor, rabano ( radish), zanahoria (carrot), apio ( celery), papas ( potatoes) tomate, remolacha (beets), lechuga (lettuce), col rizada (kale) and pepino ( cucumber). We also stopped for some 100% organic apple juice. All of it totaled just over $15.00 USD.
They do a lot more than just vegetables there as well. They have chickens, sheep, goats, oxen, cows, etc. All fed organically. Its a pretty incredible operation, and we are happy to set up tours of the farm for our guests staying with us!
Lots of progress on the casita this week, and its looking really great! Everyday, its easier to see what a beautiful addition this will make to the farm. Check out our new Instagram page for updated photos of progress!
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