Sod is still Grass by Another Name

I’ve mentioned that life has been pretty busy lately.  Physical labor has played a big part of our time this past week.

On Saturday we went and helped our amigos unload a load of sod.  In Canada (and probably in most other countries) when one orders a load of something large that is placed on pallets, the delivery guy usually brings along a forklift attached to the truck.  Said forklift is then removed from the truck and used to remove said pallets from the gigantic 18 wheeler truck.  This forklift becomes a very important tool, especially when there are several pallets to be removed from the truck.  Not in Panama.

The truck arrived in Veanao early Saturday morning fully loaded with pallets of sod of the Japanese variety.  It is lovely this Japanese grass, soft and cushy on the feet.  Not so soft and cushy to lift off a truck with only three women and two men helping and the truck driver acting as an observer.

After driving down to Venao to help out and finding that two more young men were awoken from their slumber, we set to work helping to unload what remained of the load.  Which was still a lot of grass; but one couldn’t fault the scenery, during a day’s labor in in the campo.

Lovely view of the ocean.

Lovely view of the ocean.

The two resident pooches.  The little lady in the back was spayed two weeks ago at the clinic.

The two resident pooches. The little lady in the back was spayed two weeks ago at the clinic.

The site of a new restaurant.  Part of the load of sod will be used for the roof.

The site of a new restaurant. There are plans to have a “living roof” on it.

A small Noni tree.

A small Noni tree.

Cutting the grass.  No machete needed.

Cutting the grass. No machete needed.

The remainder of the load was to go to our other amigos to be off loaded.

The remainder of the load was to go to our other amigos to be off loaded.

Another peek through the trees.

Another peek through the trees.

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