This is the continuing story of my good friend Grace. A lady who could be fully retired; but, chooses to live life to the fullest in Canada and Ecuador.
It has been a long time since I last reported from Grace's diary; so, I asked her to tell me what she did while in Canada in the latter part of 2013 and something of her most recent adventure in Ecuador.
When in Canada
Here is Grace's summary of what she had been doing in Canada - Interesting Indeed !!!
"I have told you of my adventures in Ecuador, but I have a very adventurous life in Canada.
Before I retired I had an exotic animal farm and raised animals for zoos. These included monkeys, ocelots, servals, bobcats, lynx, sloths, lemurs, capybara, porcupines, Bengal and savannah cats and much more. I worked for a kids show called Zooboomafoo, with Martin and Chris Kratts. If your kids or grand children were the right age they probably watched my animals on tv over the last 20 years. It was animal intense with lots of information on hundreds of species.
Last summer when I was home in Canada a few friends and I tried to visit a zoo a week.
It was great meeting all my old friends and introducing some new ones to the behind the scenes zoo world.We were on a mission to find camels, lions, agouti, and capybara. Before the year was over they had all be obtain and delivered to Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Nova Scotia and animals returned to Ontario for zoos here. I have attached some pictures of the zoo visits that are up close and personal."
A Recent Day in Ecuador - Taken from her diary - as she wrote it.
"Today I rode on the back of a motorcycle with Julio. First we went through the town of Penneherra, where there some construction going on, looked like a three storey house, very large for the small town. The scenery was fantastic, mountains and valleys all the way.
My friend's mother and father live in Cuellaje and we were going to stop for a visit but the house was all locked up. A neighbour told us they were at the farm. I had been there for Papi's birthday last year so I knew where it was.They were excited to see us and immediately brought us out juice to welcome us. We toured the farm seeing the new little chicken barn and the 3 little pigs that would be fed from the farm and butchered in the fall. They were eating big green things like watermelons but they were solid like a squash, and bananas.
They insisted we stay for lunch and brought me a big plate full of pig intestines and commote. I immediately gave the plate to Julio and said I just wanted a little, Julio told them I didn't eat much and was very economical to feed. I chewed the first piece, that was a big mistake, it just bounced back at me. Commote are like pototoes, sweet and very very dry and stick in your throat. I managed to slip Julio some of my intestines and swallowed the rest of the pieces whole. They slipped down very easily as I tried not to think about them.
The next stop was to Julio's friend, Narcissa, and her family. We were fed again, but this time I passed and just had some juice. They had a unique stove in the kitchen, based more like the old cook stoves in Canada when I was growing up, usually if they are cooking with wood in the kitchen it is just a fire in the corner.
We made it back just time, before the rain. Looking around I seen that the mother hen was off her nest and had 14 babies with her."
Grace is the Project Administrator for Touch The Jungle in the Intag area of Ecuador www.touchthejungle.org
I encourage everyone to learn about and support Grace and her Very
Important Touch The Jungle Projects.
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