June 2017

Gold Mountain Field Report: Week 4

2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

When I wake up every morning, the first thing I do, even before putting on my glasses, is open the window.  There are shutters that open inwards, so I swing them open.  Often, I'll find a few moths and other insects, but every few days, there's a small lizard sunning itself and soaking up the [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: Week 42017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

Gold Mountain Field Report: Saplings and Stray Dogs

2019-03-01T00:45:54+00:00

The power goes out here every so often.  Usually for only a few minutes at a time.  Luckily this hasn't happened in the middle of my cooking time yet.  Many of my meals here consist of rice made in a rice cooker, so that wouldn't be ideal timing.  As with many things, I've been making [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: Saplings and Stray Dogs2019-03-01T00:45:54+00:00

Gold Mountain Field Report: The Land of Perpetual Spring

2017-07-25T12:38:07+00:00

Every morning, a repurposed school bus drives slowly down the mountain from the community I live in. The driver, who I swear I saw drinking out of an old oil canister, blares the train horn that’s been added to the bus as he ambles down the hill. This happens at 6:30 am. Every day. [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: The Land of Perpetual Spring2017-07-25T12:38:07+00:00

Field Report – Gold Mountain

2017-07-25T12:38:07+00:00

Buenos días from Nicaragua! This morning, I took a bus packed full of people from my room to Matagalpa. I'm writing to you from the office of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. My room here is not too far from Finca Idealista, Gold Mountain’s coffee farm. Behind it is a small coffee museum with labelled coffee [...]

Field Report – Gold Mountain2017-07-25T12:38:07+00:00