"Mba'e Actividad" means "What Activity" in the language Guarani. This post is dedicated to things I have been doing since my last post. I'm trying to post more consistently. I also decided to make my photos bigger in this post. I've been thinking that I really enjoy blogging because it is the same as a journal, only with digital photos and I don't have to keep track of a notebook. Write the post and it's done. So here is what I have been up to lately.
This is the swamp behind my house. It used to be a lot bigger before the dam was put in. It is still pretty big but easily crossed by foot. You walk through about a half a mile of forest/jungle(with monkeys!) before you come to the swamp. At that point you take off your shoes and you walk through the swamp to the other shore. There's actually two swamps with a little strip of dry land on the other side of the swamp pictured below, then more swamp until you reach the river. It's an entertaining walk to be sure.
This is me playing ferry (not fairy) across the swamp. This part of the swamp has a nice sandy bottom and is very refreshing to cross on a hot day. It was not hot on this day.
A nice candid shot of the group of us crossing the swamp. While the two people I carried might have stayed dry crossing the marshy area. Their feet were not to stay dry for the remainder of the trip.
I call this shot "Using Bridge as Fence". Think about that for a second. To try and avoid getting wet crossing to the other side we decided to cross a fence. I still got wet. The wire bent enough that my boots still still were submerged in water at certain points.
The whole crew posing after a successful crossing of the marshland. Shoes albeit wet.
A nice sunset the day after the successful completion of our mini adventure.
It's taken some time to get used to this method but the delicious harvest it produces justifies the means. The animals are raised for meat after all. Here is the owner of one of the cows we killed standing next to the meat she is going to sell that day. This cow produced a few hundred pounds of meat.