clean small waves, self reliant Real estatePosted by Jul22, 2008 Comments /span>
Today the waves were small, clean and fun. There were about 9 people out. But spread out. It was one of those days that it was so nice out, that your happy just to be sitting and floating in the water. It was a perfect day for beginners.
I spent the first 1/2 hour just talking story with one of my neighbors. The conversation made its way to the subject of real estate in Costa Rica as well as the US. Nobody seems to have any idea what will happen with the US economy or real estate values. We agreed that having a little piece of land near the beach here in Costa Rica was nice because if all hell broke loose in the states you could virtually live of the fat of the lands. If you had, you could survive without electricity or importing of any goods.
We all have wells so you could bucket up water or use a manual pump. There is plenty of wild growing fruits and veggies. The beaches are lined with coconut palms as far as the eye can see (by the way coconuts are the only fruit that can completely sustain life. I saw this on a quiz.) There are 3 kinds of bananas that grow wild all over the place, as well as mangos, avocados and lemons. To top it off the ocean here is teaming with fish. All that with out any farming.
I ended up staying out after everyone paddled in. I surfed for a total of 4 hours came back to the house and it was noon on the dot. Lunch was ready and waiting for me and my little girl was on the terrace to greet me as I walked up. Not a bad way to start the day.
My friend then advised “The key to farming in a place like this is choosing strains of veggies or fruits that have been grown here and are resistant to the unique climate and conditions.” He said a lot of gringos try to bring special seeds from the states or order them from online farms but they struggle and have a very low survival rate.
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