Getting Back to Creativity

A week ago, a very dear friend passed away. Even though we knew the day was coming, it was a shock. Enough to pull me out of an 8 month long creative stagnation. I was already eyeing up the faded and torn circular weavings that I placed in among the trees 3 years ago. They were remnants from an art event that my friend and I both took part in. And it seemed only fitting that I dedicate the new piece to her.In this film I am weaving a circular token for a tree. Made from biodegradable materials it will slowly fade and return to nature as the elements take their toll.. as do we all. I hope you enjoy it.

Fergus - our blind dog.

This is the first post in a series about our family of animals. It also includes our experience of the Perseid meteor shower. The night sky is amazing here but sadly my camera was not up to the task. Anyhoo.. 😁 a little background on our best friend and loyal companion Fergus.

Summer Sucks!

Looking forward to summer is ingrained in my psyche.  I can't help it, I come from northern climes and summer was a wished for, longed for even, time of year.  Accompanied by the anxiety that it might not be a good one lol.
Here in Spain there is no question of whether summer will be hot or not.  It is. Full Stop.  And the locals dread its arrival.  The rest of the year the weather here is wonderful, something akin to a British summer but all year round.  But the temperature rises during July and August to the low 40C.  And sometimes at night its well over 30C.  This makes things difficult, not just for us foreigners but the locals complain too.  How do we cope?  Take a look and see....

Not The Biggest Tomato In The World - But Close!

its full on tomato season here in Extremadura.  Our nearby town, Miajadas is the European Tomato Capital based on tonnage of tomatoes that are handled by its 4 tomato processing plants.  Today I take a wee trip out to see whats going on.  Come with me... Don't forget to Like and Subscribe to keep the You Tube Gods happy. Thank you.

The Fig Guns! Yes I said FIG!

It's definitely fig season here. It's hot, it's sultry and the fig trees smell divine. 

Life on a fig farm, and yes, you can get sick of figs 🤣

Help Wanted!

When the world returns to normal (will it ever?) We shall be looking for volunteers once again to help with projects on the finca.

At the moment it's incredibly hot here and apart from a little weeding and the daily watering routine we really aren't doing any work at all. Lucky us? Yes, I can't complain. (But of course I do, mainly about the weather).

If you'd like to talk to us about a volunteering opportunity then please pm me.

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Garden Tour and Yet More Chicken Dramas

An update on what's happening in the veggie garden this month, how my lettuce is coping with temperatures of 40C and upwards.

And as if the chicks arrival wasn't dramatic enough we've had ongoing predator attacks.. and losses.

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