Showing posts from January, 2018

Dry January

No we didn't over-indulge during Yule and we are not staying sober in January. I am referring to the lack of rain so far this winter. It has rained a bit and the ground did get very wet but dig more than 4 inches or so and it's dry as a bone. Our stream is also dry, this is the first year we haven't had water in it at all. We are not overly worried. Extremadura is famed for its underground water and although we don't know how much exactly is down there, our borehole goes 150 metres down and taps into what we assume is a prehistoric watercourse. Our last lot of Volunteers babysat the finca so we could visit with our grandchildren on the coast in Andalucia. It was lovely to see them but we came back with colds and flu bad enough to warrant a couple of pyjama days. This is what happens when you mix with children! While we were away our finca sitters cleared the Triffid like succulents from the casita BBQ area. I am thrilled about this, it was a job I was dreading


Time for a well earned break.