Our chunk of the world

Our chunk of land–embedded in typical Uruguayan farm land–hasn’t been cultivated for some ten-fifteen years. It’s pretty easy to see where our land ends and the neighbors’ begins!

About one third of the land is covered with forest and hasn’t been cultivated for a long time. Parts of the forest covered land is flooded when the small stream swells during the occasional serious rain, so it might never have been cultivated.

The remaining two thirds of the land is more or less covered with Espinillos, a member of the genus Acacia (or Vachelia, depending on your botanical opinions…). It’s a small tree or bush that can grow up to four-five meters, has yellow flowers in the spring and nasty thorns year around…

We will clear a patch among the Espinillos to build the house when the time comes.

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