The house is not in good shape yet but at least we have the windows now. Doors will follow shortly
Also, toads seem to love our land. The one in the photo is about 15 cm in diameter. If you can identify it, please let me know. Other toads exist that are a lot [...]
A few days ago we made a sad and creepy discovery. The pine trees near our house are heavily infested by a massive quantity of pine processionary nests. Why is that so bad you may ask? Because those lurking critters release a substance that irritates the skin and in some unfortunate occasions may provoke fever.
Finally our first (and only for this year) batch of olives is ready for consumption. They taste a little bitter but they really are enjoyable.
The preparation consisted in putting them in water for about 15 days (we changed the water every other day). This will make them sweet. Once ready they have been moved to [...]
Today we tried our “new” wood oven for the first time. It was a timid attempt but I think it is really promising.
We have also harvested a few olives (about 1.9 kg) which are already in the water. We have been suggested to change the water every other day for fifteen days and then [...]
Today I made my first tour to check how many trees are on the property and what species are present. After counting 63 trees we gave up because the map I printed from Google Earth was not detailed enough and confusing the trees wasvery likely. The next time I will go better equipped and I [...]