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The focus of this blog is simple - and that's the goal too. A more simple way of life. A life in tune with the rhythms of nature and of human nature. Where everything has its time and place and purpose, including us.

We have left the rat race behind and taken on new challenges. We aim to tread as lightly as we can upon the planet, to reconnect with nature, to eat good food, drink excellent wine, enjoy the best of company.... even if that is sometimes just our own! Please feel free to eavesdrop from time to time on our lives and see how we are doing and if you are ever in Extremadura... drop us an email and we'll give you directions.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


And boy is it sweet!

25lbs about 12.5 kg (I couldn't carry it...) and very very yummmy....

The trick to whether it is ripe and ready for picking is to check the tendril and the little 'spoon' leaf which grow right near the melon.  If they are wizzened and dry then the melon is ready for cutting.  Thank you to everyone who gave advice... all very welcome and very useful.

And now we are two very happy farmers!  We only have one watermelon plant this year, we planted three but only one survived.  Our first melon we picked too soon, this is the second one... there is one more just starting to grow.  This one was so good we just dived into it with spoons.  There is nothing quite like a watermelon on a very hot day.

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