I always find it amazing just how energy efficient and resourceful a place can be. The tour guide at Rancho Margot explained that they are so environmentally conscious, they are carbon negative. They are almost 100% self-sufficient, but there are some things that they just can’t grow due to weather restrictions.
Our tour started out on the soccer field where the tour guide stood with the beautiful mountains at his back, allowing us to enjoy the view. I feel like this might not have been the best idea. I say this because of how breathe taken I was by the greenery blanketing the mountain. Thats something else that just amazes me all the time, the views of the lively plants and trees.
We continued on our tour to go the look at the livestock that is kept on the grounds. On our way there, our guide stopped and showed us multiple flowers with amazing smells and vibrant colors. There were so many different varieties it made me wonder whether they were all naturally grown or not. And as I expected, they were not. That still did not take away from the flowers beauty.
When we finally made it to the livestock, we saw the chickens first. They were scary at first but I was able to get used to it. There are about 6 species of chickens that they have there. Some with hair on their necks, some without, there were many different visible variations. After our time with the older chickens we went over to the cute little chicks. I was able to hold on and it was something that I’ve never done, so it was definitely something different. But I guess I did something wrong because I eventually made him or her poop in my hand. My bad animal handling skills didn’t end there though, when we got the opportunity to hold the piglets, he or she squealed and wailed in my arms. And later on I was able to, or got the privilege to, eat a worm. So I don’t know if that is a win for me or the animals.