In November 2013 Gordon called me and asked if I would like to go into a partnership and buy an 8.5 acre cacao farm in the Alto Mayo region of Shanao Peru. Two months later Gordon's wife Sarah (a Peruvian citizen) became the owner of our first farm. Using Google Maps we gained our first glimpse of what was soon to become a large part of our dreams and hopes.
The first photos were hard to put into context. The farm looked like it needed a lot of work but it helped us locate it-- the pond was its most obvious feature.
We began planning our first visit and formulating plans for what we wanted from this new chapter in our lives.