You think I’m a fearless, courageous woman living on my own in Ecuador, huh? Listen to this letter I wrote to a male friend at midnight:
On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM, Dorothy Delaney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I’m camping up above in the grass hut, right? And I heard a little body jump down from the trees, and TIko’s barking, and we’re staring down a guanchaca with my flashlight, who’s growling at Tiko and Tiko is backing down. What do I do? Throw rocks at it? I don’t want him to come in my hut and we both feel trapped. He looks really scary and mean and wild. I have food in here. Potatoes and rice and stuff.
He wrote … you should be safe unless he has rabies .
They do not move very fast but be sure her babies are not near you that would be the only reason he would be aggressive if he does not have Rabies.. I Just got this email I see you sent it 7 hours ago I Imagine your Ok by now..
D – Oh, ,ha ha, I feel like such a camping wimp, being scared like that.
But he looked like that creature from Harry Potter, or the Hobbit- Gollum, and he/she
was staring at me with those black, beady eyes. in the pitch dark, with no intention of moving.
I’ll bet it was a mom, like you said, since she was growling at Tiko so fiercely and wouldn’t budge.
I wonder what I could do to scare it away next time.
I’m glad I didn’t throw rocks at it, Now that you say it’s safe. Plus I couldn’t dredge up any rock-throwing anger.
2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. dates
1 T. cinnamon
6-8 peaches,(or any other fruit) sliced.
Directions: Food process until crumbly. Press into pie plate.
For the filling:
3-4 of the peaches with
1/2 c. dates
1 T. psyllium powder
pinch lemon peel
Directions: Blend. Stir in rest of the peaches. Pour over crust. Add topping:
1 T. coconut oil
1/4 c. coconut crystals or raw sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Directions: Dollop over pie.
Chill. Serve with banana ice cream!
Word of the Day – guanchaca – possum-type rodent here
Tip of the Day – Just be peaceful, Dorothy, and don’t worry.
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