Saturday, December 19, 2009

All I want for christmas. . .

Is a weed-eater like this one.

Dear Santa I want this

or this one would work


Coporino and I chatting in the South of the DR about coffee production techniques

COPORINO
Byron you know what will 'finish off' coffee producers

ME
No what?

COPORINO
Manual Labor. It is so expensive and will only get more expensive in years to come.

ME
Yes, I've see it jump from 150DR pesos per day to 300DR pesos in just five years

COPORINO
[smiles]
There is this machine that does the same work as a man with a machete. Its gas powered. In two days one man can clean 2/3rds of a hectare. . .

ME
REALLY! What does it look like?

COPORINO
It has the engine at one end and the this head that spins really fast on the other. The head cuts with a string or a 'kinfe'.

ME
Ah . . . a weed eater.

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