We took off in the Kombi from Pocone early in the morning, and arrived at our friends' farm (out of pure luck, as their phones weren't working and they had only given me vague directions that hadn't been written down) in the early afternoon on Sunday. We had met the family in the Pantanal, where they were on vacation and took a special interest in us and the project. Their farm is labelled a soy farm, though they harvest soy only once a year in February, and they harvest corn, rice, and sorghum in other months.
This family is extremely into sustainability and organics --they buy almost no food from the city, and have experimented with soy oil as biodiesel and are interested in doing more with biodiesel and alcohol produced on their own farm. They are also extremely warmand generous, which is never bad.
They took us to the caves and a couple rivers where we swam and got nibbled on by fishes, showed us the farm, and even welded a couple pieces back on the Kombi for us. All in all, it was a lot of fun, and words can't do nearly as much justice as pictures... so take a look!