Archive for November, 2011

When is a Fence Not a Fence

When is a Fence Not a Fence

A fence is not always a fence when you live in our part of Ecuador. We didn’t want to build a tall, thick wall around our property to block out views of the beauty around us or to give our neighbors the idea that we wanted to keep our distance […]

Life in Ecuador:  A Clash of Cultures

Life in Ecuador: A Clash of Cultures

Life in Ecuador is such a contrast to life in the United States.  Take sheep and sheep herding, for instance. The sheep in both countries are pretty much the same.  White, black or brown.  Voracious feeders. But sheep herders are very different here. In Ecuador they are often barefoot, brown […]

Quito Cultural Events for November, 2011

Quito Cultural Events for November, 2011 Here’s what’s happening in Quito culture for November: E TICKET CONCERTS: MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS November 18, 2011 Coliseo General Rumiñahui  Quito http://www.ecutickets.ec/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=69:marco-antonio-solis&Itemid=2 EMMA EXTREME MARTIAL ARTS November 26 at 8 p.m. LA BATALLA FINAL http://www.ecutickets.ec/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=92:emma-extreme-martial-arts&Itemid=2 CASA DE LE MUSICA CONCERTS: ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA ACADÉMICA DE […]

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Monday when Gary and I drove out to our land to inspect the latest work on our arched stone bridge, we saw a sight that made me think I was in a nursery rhyme. Two black and white cows and a brown calf came tearing out of our fields and […]