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The long awaited weather window to allow me to go from Luperon to Salinas appears to be early next week….planning on a Monday am departure…making Salinas, PR by Wednesday/Thursday.
Will post cruise info and new pictures. I plan on being in PR for at least a year and using it as a base to explore PR, Spanish, US and British Virgin Islands. All are welcome to come visit once I am anchored . Thanks . Herman
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Welcome to Norman’s Dairy Farm, Luperon, DR
The farm is now home to two and ducks, and they just had 9 ducklings. This pond was built for the ducks to drink water from and enjoy. I hope they use it>
Norm, originally from New England, married a lovely Dominican, Johnny, and together have found a great life here. They bought this raw land and have slowly turned it into a working dairy farm.
yes, they plan on eight milking cows and one bull. The offspring are sold off.
This cow is the mother of a new calf. A cow can give birth to one calf each year, allowing the farmer to add to his milkers and selling off any new bulls.
White cane is grown for feed and can also be sold off to other farms. Planting is easy, a trimmed stalk is laid in the ground and soon sprouts appear and grow new plants.
Dealing with a flooding, drainage problem caused by runoff of adjacent properties, Norman dug these retention ponds , which also stored much needed and precious water.
Welcome to the farm. These two calves were born on the farm and are kept separated from the cows so that they don’t drink up all the milk. Yes, they are fed and are doing well.
Fences are naturally made by this cactus, pinion. A great barrier to keep other livestock or your own out of the fields..
Electric fences are quite effective in keeping the herd out of planted lands as well as discouraging people. I felt the shock , and it did get my attention.
The milking station was built and is for milking and feeding the cows. Every morning the cows are milked . The milk is sold ,sometimes to make cheese or yogurt.
After the cane is cut by the workers with their machetes, it is fed into this grinder and blown into the feeding trough. Protein grain is also added to allow the cows a great feed.
We wish Norman and Johnny good luck and are looking forward to returning and seeing the fruits of their labor blossom . Congrats!!
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Baseball is very popular in the Dominican Republic. The local cruisers play some locals every Saturday. We usually lose but afterwards buy some beers and enjoy talking to the Dominican players.
Yes, we had a great day playing baseball.
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Happy Times at Wendy’s
Here is a beautiful beach near the entrance to the Luperon Harbour. Great place for cruisers to gather, eat and drink, and enjoy the water of the Domincan Republic.
The picture on the top is a view of Luperon Anchorage. More boats are arriving daily since it’s the most protective anchorage in the Caribbean……..Glad to be here.
Great volleyball on the streets of Luperon, some great local talent as well the fun volleyball group.
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Greetings from Luperon, the Dominican Republic. Close to Luperon, is the site that Columbus established a settlement.
s/v Whitewing will be here for hurricane season and then the adventure continues. Thanks for the visit. More to come..