It seems like every fall when things are quiet around here, we build something. This year, after letting the horses run like wild things for four and a half years, the project is a small stable. We're using the same basic design as we did for the first palapa and the kitchen/dining room palapa, but it's much smaller - just enough room for four small stalls for our four small horses. In the US, with our big thoroughbreds and saddlebreds, I never would have considered such small stalls, but here, with the horses being ponies who live outside 99% of the time, the small stalls will be fine for bringing them in to eat, leaving them overnight if we want them to be clean in the morning, or containing one who gets hurt...although fortunately that doesn't happen much around here. We're building the stable inside one of the pastures, so we will most likely just leave them in that pasture at night and leave the stall doors open so they can decide if they want to go in and get out of the weather...and we'll try not to let it hurt our feelings when they choose to stand outside in the rain and the mud.
PO Box 183, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize
After packing up and leaving NY in November 2006, we have now lived in Belize for more than seven years and are loving it. We have opened our business, Moonracer Farm Lodging and Tours, in the Cayo District of Belize, and are busy sharing our love of Belize with visitors from around the world.