Saturday, May 10, 2008
At the very beginning of the rainy season, we noticed a few people with a chainsaw coming in and out of a small road that runs through the Bosque. Then a truck with sawed up logs. I figured that they weren't cutting anything on the Bosque property, but I wanted to see where. It turned out to be on a rather large piece of property bordering one side of our forest land. The land belongs to a person we know, who lives three kilometers away on the highway. He had made a deal with some other people from the same community to provide labor for the clearing of some 12-15 acres for the purpose of planting corn, beans and rice. Likewise, the workers will tend the crops in return for part of the harvest. The wood was sold to a person who makes charcoal, thus the truck we saw coming and going. Image: some of the secondary forest ready to be hauled off to the charcoal ovens.