Have your cake and wear it too

Location: Santa Elena, Yucatan, Mexico

I am not sure of the origin of the birthday cake, but here in the Yucatan it is an important element of children’s birthday parties.

They have extra thick frosting on top, and the goal is to have the children plunge their face into it before eating it.

Not that this does not occur in the USA, but here it is part of a ritual

Jaguar Update

Location: Santa Elena, Yucatan, Mexico

Updates on the Jaguar:

The jaguar is still in the forests around our farm Finca orgánica San Agustín

She alarms the chickens at night and they have found several (non-chicken) bird kills.

Some think that she is not a jaguar but a jaguarundi, but these are even rarer than jaguars in these parts.

In my opinion (and you know what that is worth) it is a small jaguar, but until I get an actual sighting, I will not know for sure.

It’s a jungle out there

Location: Santa Elena, Yucatan, Mexico

There is excitement at our ranch.

They have been hearing the roars and snuffling of a jaguar.
I have seen the paw prints. And last evening the people on our ranch saw a large black cat moving through the night.

There are hunters out looking for him. I hope he survives.

We humans need to be reminded that there is still wildness out there.

Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork

Location: Henderson, Nevada

Nevada is still the corporate headquarters for our US enterprises and operations.

We have been handling the major things through phones, faxes, texts, and e-mails, but it is indeed astounding how much paperwork and small maintenance decisions build up when I have been gone for a couple of months.

Finishing up my four state tour and will be heading back to Santa Elena tomorrow