Showing posts from April, 2013

Hurrah!!!!!! We are now, officially,

FARMERS!  Confused?  Let me explain.  We have bought.... Finca La Reina.  6.5 acres of meadow, olives and figs. About 150m olives and 30 figs.  (all photos at the end of the blog - borrowing a kind neighbours' internet so for quickness just have to bash this out!) The house is very small, currently separated into two holiday cottages.  We shall take the dividing wall down and open up the downstairs to make it into one house.  Mind you it is still going to be very small - but hey, there is only two of us. Some way from the house is another building containing two showers and two toilets and a kitchen, along with a garage and an outside bbq area. We have a well for water - the tank at the top of the well needed cleaning as soon as we arrived, which was an experience.... Steve had to get inside it... and we could only use vinegar and lemon juice to clean it, with a final wipe over with a weak bleach solution. ... as you can see we have pretty much hit the ground running.  This