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Belize may be small, but it is not homogenous. With a population around 321,000, the tiny country enjoys a diversity of ethnicities that is undeniably stimulating and improbably serene. It is indigenously Maya; politically Creole (most business owners and political figures); and the largest ethnic group is Mestizo (of mixed Spanish and Amerindian descent). While those are the biggest populations, at least half a dozen other prominent ethnic groups call Belize their home.
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Today’s picture of the day is the domestic Goat and its scientific name is Capra aegagrus hircu. This photo creates a special occasion since we are excited to introduce the arrival of our newest members of the Maya Farm family. Two male kids – Sylvano and Nieve(snow in Spanish), both born to their mother Cus Cus.
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By Mick Fleming:
Last full moon we cut fifty 30 ft long bamboos, left them in the stand for a month so as the starch could drain out and then transported them by trailer to the Maya Farm, our organic growing location for much of our fruits and vegetables used at The lodge at Chaa Creek. The following full moon we cut 500 cohune leaves and dragged them to the same spot where we planned to build …
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Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? Or how papayas grow? Did you know that used cardboard can be recycled as ground cover or that potatoes can really fly (well, not really but . . .)? Venture out to our Maya Farm and you will find answers to these perplexing questions and learn many other interesting facts about tropical plants and organic agriculture. There are over 60 different species of vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees in organic cultivation …