Like clockwork, the weeks and the seasons synchronised with each other and the farm continued on with it’s now familiar cycle of life. Learning from last year’s successes and challenges, we repeated what had worked well for us and tweaked the things which we had found not so good. We still had some seeds packedContinue reading “Ground-Breaking Progress …”
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Once bitten, twice shy!!
Portugal is a country well used to forest fires but in 2017 it suffered a new type of fire that the WWF have classed as being a sixth-generation mega fire, clearly linked to global change. WWF’s report. The fires were uncontrollable and were repeated again later that year in both Portugal and Spain. In fact,Continue reading “Once bitten, twice shy!!”
April Showers – Portuguese style!
Well – we knew that the rains were coming and fortunately we’d had enough time to prepare for the downpours as down-poured it did! The barn refurbishment has been finished for some time and as we still haven’t had the windows fitted, there are three very large gaping holes where the windows should be. WithContinue reading “April Showers – Portuguese style!”
The world needs more Trees
It’s hard to believe that already another week has flown by and we have been in Portugal for 3 months now. There is such a lot to do and we’re finding that we’re jumping from one thing to another, depending on the weather and what is most needed at the time. Mark is spending quiteContinue reading “The world needs more Trees”
Sunshine After the Rain
Someone once told us, that Portugal doesn’t get much rainfall, but when it comes – it comes! The rain came …… and stayed with us for five days albeit with varying degrees of intensity. The little brook that weaves down from the water mine, along past the olive trees and onto the orange grove nowContinue reading “Sunshine After the Rain”