What about your saucepans
Ten years in the life of a British woman
living in the Dominican Republic

What does 'Finca' mean?

Find out what Finca means. Finca is explained by Lindsay de Feliz - author of What about your saucepans


Finca means farm in Spanish and in the Dominican Republic it can vary from a small property to one of thousands of acres. Usually it is just a few acres although the land is measured in what are called tareas . One tarea is equivalent to which are 629 square metres. Most fincas are used to keep animals, always chickens but often goats, cows, and pigs. They will also be used for growing food to feed the family and the animals such as plantains, bananas, root vegetables and corn. They will also have a variety of fruit trees such as avocado, mango, orange and lime.The larger fincas will often concentrate on one type of fruit or vegetable and sell it for commercial gain.

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Chapter 6: Back to normal
"...Finca were going out less I started to spend more time on the Internet, and discovered a forum for the Dominican Republic called DR1.com. I posted about the shooting and it was the beginning of a series of friendships, which would see me through the years to come. The people ..."
"...Finca made several friends on the DR1 website. Shirley’s partner, Charlie, was back in the UK having treatment for cancer, and as she was on her own I decided to go and see her on her Finca in the north. It was a four-hour drive, from the Caribbean south coast ..."

"...Finca on the north coast of the island and spent my time between Shirley’s Finca, where she lived alone since Charlie’s death, and Grahame, Ginnie’s partner, who was also on his own. It was a lovely break. I could sleep knowing no one would come to the gate. No one ..."

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