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.
We spotted this orchid blooming in one of the old mango trees in the orchard the other day - we're hoping to work out what it is.
It's pretty high up! Zoom lens needed to get the photos. But at least, unlike a bird or a mammal, it isn't prone to running around and making itself all blurry.
We're also keeping our eye on a vanilla vine in the forest on the side of Checo Hill at the moment. It's flowering for the first time since we've been here and we're keen again to work out what species it is. Watch this space...
Winter's here, and with it cooler temperatures and a change in the bird life. This hooded warbler has been hanging around the farm recently - turning up at our back door reliably!
The calliandras are also flowering impressively at the moment, and bringing in more birds... We're seeing a lot of hummingbirds around these. Great fun to watch over a morning coffee!
Here's a photo from a recent wander up Checo Hill. We're getting beautiful slanty golden winter sunlight at the moment.
We've just finished improving the trail to the summit, too - widening it a little through the forest. And we've recleared a small area on the very top of the hill to give better views of the area. We're planning to put up a small viewing platform soon... So many things to do!
A quick photo from the farm - turmeric and ginger growing nicely up by our house. Mmm! We're looking to expand production of this significantly in the future...
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