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A Cautionary Tale of Pica Pica

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in 1000 words, Food, Slider | 9 comments

A Cautionary Tale of Pica Pica

We’ve dealt with Pica Pica (or Velvet Bean “Mucuna pruriens“) on many occasions in our 2 years here. It’s name in Spanish literally means “itch itch” and it’s aptly named. It’s a vine that grows over everything like kudzu, except it grows flowers and beans with hairy fibers that cause EXTREME itching. Normally these fibers float around in dry weather  and get on your laundry hanging out to dry or get in your unmade bed. This itching is pretty bad, but it only lasts about 10 minutes or so before it subsides. We’ve learned to deal with it...

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Cactus Flowers

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in 1000 words | Comments Off on Cactus Flowers

Cactus Flowers

Cactus flowers outside our front door

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Tres Palmas From the Goat House

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in 1000 words | 220 comments

Tres Palmas From the Goat House

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Boat at Spanish Wall

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in 1000 words | Comments Off on Boat at Spanish Wall

Boat at Spanish Wall

Boat at Spanish Wall

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Bahia Sucía (Dirty Bay)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in 1000 words | 238 comments

Bahia Sucía (Dirty Bay)

Bahia Sucía (Dirty Bay)

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Las Salinas Salt Flats

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in 1000 words | 226 comments

Las Salinas Salt Flats

Las Salinas Salt Flats

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