a walk, a sloth and some fruit

dsc_0114

We were sitting at a picnic table playing cards on a humid afternoon with another volunteer, Michael, when Guillermo, one of the farm owners, suddenly asked “Do you want to go see the sloth?” Rule of life, when a smily farmer asks you if you want to go see a sloth, you drop everything and you go. We threw on our boots and followed him.

And just as this amazing place continues to surprise us with more and more gifts, this little journey turned out to be more that just sloth hunting. As we walked up hill, through stalks of sugar cane and corn, Guillermo pulled fruits straight off of trees. After explaining the fruit’s origin and taste, he would gently hand us each one. Star fruit, coffee fruit, oranges and more. It was a beautifully rich experience.

From the crest of the hill where we stood, we could see stretches of valley sprinkled with trees and white cows. It began to rain softly as we descended back to the farm with piles of oranges and bunches of bananas in our hands.

Oh, and the sloth? Just as hilarious as I expected. It was truly a majestic creature, snoozing at the top of a tall tree. Not a bad life, little dude.

dsc_0129dsc_0106dsc_0110dsc_0118dsc_0121dsc_0122dsc_0126dsc_0132dsc_0133dsc_0135dsc_0136dsc_0138dsc_0139dsc_0141dsc_0144dsc_0145dsc_0147dsc_0148dsc_0150

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “a walk, a sloth and some fruit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s