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About Checo Hill Guesthouse

Checo Hill is our home, guesthouse and farm in the hills of Cayo District near to the Mountain Pine Ridge. We are located on the outskirts of the village of Seven Miles / El Progresso, a small farming community.

We offer bed and breakfast accommodation, a self-catering kitchen, meals on request and a variety of activities in the surrounding area and wider Cayo District.

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Lightning, and sweet potatoes

The weather continues to be spectacular, particularly at night right now. Check out the rather fantastic lightning display behind our neighbour Fred's house!

Work on the farm goes well, too. We've got the field cleaned up, ready for a little late-season planting, and other bits and pieces are doing well. The sweet potatoes in particular are growing fantastically. We're looking forward to harvesting these. This is the same variety we used to grow at Tubroos Farm in Sarteneja: we brought a few cuttings with us when we left.

The chaya (also brought from Sarteneja, via a long and complicated route including a farm near San Felipe in Toledo) is also doing well. I love chaya: it's a dark green leafy vegetable, rich in pretty much everything, somewhat similar to spinach but much more robust. The leaves don't really shrink when you cook them. We use it in everything. I don't know what we'd do without it!

Published by Adam Lloyd on September 17 2016