Never lived in a chicken infested area before I came to Mexico. Always thought Roosters crowed in the morning and that was it for the day. Not at all here, they go on all day long and make little noise at night.
Yare got stung by a very large scorpion last night and Hugo wanted to borrow the car to take her to Centro de Salud. I opened and closed the gate after he left. Quickly there and back. Next thing I know is both feet were itching like crazy. Never saw the ants and assume they were the tiny ones that made mounds like above. This is the second time they got me. Must have disturbed their nest when weeding under a small palm in the yard. That I understand but just walking to the gate?? Looked for them this morning and no signs. Gonna get some more ant powder.
Lorena found these in a bag at Lubin's store. 2 small bags for 10 pesos (4" by 4") . She made me a tea saying it made her grandmother feel better. To me it tasted like Alphalpha tea from the hippy days. I found one article that said it is a diuretic. No idea where it's from but at that price, it's not imported.
The plant contains several substances which can be used medicinally. It is rich in the minerals silicon (10%), potassium, and calcium. The buds are eaten as a vegetable in Japan and Korea in spring time. All other Equisetum species are toxic.
Fertile shoots, in late April.
In polluted conditions, it may synthesize nicotine. Externally it was traditionally used for chilblains and wounds. It was also once used to polish pewter and wood (gaining the name pewterwort) and to strengthen fingernails. It is also an abrasive. It was used by hurdy-gurdy players to dress the wheels of their instruments by removing resin build up.
Equisetum is used in biodynamic farming (preparation BD 508) in particular to reduce the effects of excessive water around plants (such as fungal growth). The high silica content of the plant reduces the impact of moisture.
E. arvense herb has been used in traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea, or externally as baths or compresses, for treatment of disorders of the skin, locomotor system, kidneys and urinary tract, rheumatism and gout
I am the default caretaker of Canadians construction site.They emailed me and said a friend had seen a notice on their house. I walked up with Juan and we both found nothing. Hugo went up later and found the notice crumpled up on the ground.
The first was from Obras Publicos in Cihua saying there was no construction permission. They also said the water and property tax had not been paid which only the Ejido has jurisdiction over. The next day we found a notice from Seguro giving the only contact info was in Vallarta.
Time to visit Many, a realtor and kind of lawyer that takes care of their Seguro for the workers. He assured us that the IMSS clinic in Aguacate could take care of the Seguro. He was also going to Cihua the next day and would straighten out Obras Publicos. What a relief to have nothing more to do except check with Manny on Monday for the results.
Multiple departments not communicating is all I can figure.
The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.