Author Archives: wwolfvan

Farmsitter betrayal?

I am writing this at 3 a.m. on the Thursday night (wee hours of Friday morning) after the Tuesday night where we learned about our farmsitters were bailing on us completely out of the blue. Mr. C5 & I could … Continue reading

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Musings about silence

I’ve been meditating on the concept of silence since being here and coming across some post on f b about the benefits and even necessity of silence for human wellbeing. The fireworks of new year’s eve which woke me up … Continue reading

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Images from one of my regular walks from home to PROPEL office

For those of you more into pics than words, here you go: (again remember to clic on the photo to enlarge them) The house I live in on the 2nd floor, nice balcony eh! I present to you a series … Continue reading

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A visit to Addis Alem

This is just a small post.  I had hoped that this was to be a comprehensive photo essay but alas it was not to be. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge them. My first farm visit, or rather … Continue reading

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2018 is around the corner

Hello friends, family, acquaintances, (strangers perhaps?), The year 2018 is just over the horizon. And I am once again spending this time of year in a warm climate, the exact opposite of Canadian current seasonal weather. It has brought back … Continue reading

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Week 2 in Barbados – 1st week living and working in the neighbourhood of Baylands or Bayville

I moved into the apartment and am enjoying it so far. As mentioned in 1st post, the location can’t be beat. My one concern was potential noise at night from various factors: roosters crowing at all hours of the day, … Continue reading

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Goodbye farm and hello Barbados

Part 1: 6 six weeks at the farm It has been about 7 weeks since I left Lima, returned to Nova Scotia, and arrived in Barbados! I am very happy to be here. I mean I am in a tropical … Continue reading

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Part 4 of the Amazon trip – Nauta

It was around 2 in the afternoon when we arrived after our tortuous 9 hour boat ride running on 20 hours of no sleep.  I had booked us a place to stay and knew it was only a few blocks … Continue reading

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El Desarrolla de la Capadidad de la Red de los Biomercados – final report

I completed the following report for my work with La Red de Agricultura Ecológica del Perú,  (RAE-PERU), and Cuso Internacional Perú office.  The report is the culmination of 9 months of work as a Capacity Development Advisor/Asesora del Desarrollo de … Continue reading

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Part 3 – the Amazon jungle tour

Again thanks to Kristi we decided to go for what I thought was going to be a 5 day/4 night excursion but in reality ended up being 3.5 days/4 nights – one night staying in the village of Esperanza at … Continue reading

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