I am not going to bore you good readers with a tome on the snow. It seems to have stopped snowing, it hasn’t melted and it’s below freezing even during the day. The S word I am referring to is Stats. When I first began the blog not everyone was aware that we were planning to… Read More The S word, readers and Baba Den celebrations
The melt has begun as temperature soared to 7 above freezing. The power of nature is astounding. The winter wonderland of yesterday is fast becoming a stain bespattered landscape. The adobe mud is reaching up from it’s frozen crust and is milling with the fast disintegrating snow. The path to the pigs has machiavellian crimson… Read More Slush puppy living, the garden and evolutionary design
We are now our 3rd day into go slow mode and cabin fever is as omnipresent as the oxygen we’re breathing. However there seems to be a misalignment between our physical and mental functionality. We lie, intermingled with the dogs and cat on the sofa and eye each other expectantly. Occasionally one of us will… Read More Machinations driven by lethargy, torpor and cabin fever!
Logs seem to be the centre of our conversations amid this snowy madness. How many have we got in a) the dining room pile, b) the old house hallway c) the pile under the summer kitchen canopy and d) outside and still to be dealt with pile. Of course the optimum reply to these machinations… Read More Logs, lethargy and the ginger Lothario
We are the extremely proud owners of 2 Balkan Black x Landrace pigs, both male. They are 6 1/2 weeks old, a very bulky and coarsely haired black and a more petit spotty white and black. They are siblings. The road to pig ownership has been fraught with difficulties. We had originally put a deposit… Read More Pigs, yellow weather warnings and morning sickness
Firstly Happy New Year readers may it be full of health, happiness and love. We celebrated at Phillips house in the village with Alex, Paul, Dave, Catherine and Veska, Phillips Italian speaking housekeeper. It was a lovely mellow evening. People at home have finally stopped asking if we like it here. We love it… Read More The first 6 months – so how has it been?