Wednesday, May 11, 2016
STUCK IN THE MUD & OLD FASHIONED SUGARCANE MILL, SUGARCANE FARM, GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA
After our boat ride on Tempisque River our driver/guide took a side road in search of a particular bird (Jabiru). Low and behold we got stuck in the mud and never did find the Jabiru. We finally got pulled out of the mud by workers from the nearby sugarcane farm, which we were on our way to.
At the sugarcane farm we saw a demonstration of the old fashioned way of processing sugarcane. This involved an ox powering a sugarcane mill by walking in a circle. Some small producers still use this method. After the liquid from the sugarcane comes out of the mill it is heated to produce various forms of sugar.