Archive for May, 2010

It’s alive!

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

All of a sudden, our lemon tree has burst back into life.

Recovering lemon tree after frost damage


Cherry ripe

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Our cherries are ripening fast.

Cherry harvest; a bumper year

Hydropower progress

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The water wheel is now installed in the barroco, along with the framework for the permanent magnet generator. Next stage is to construct the chute to deliver the water to the wheel, measure the flow rate and to have the appropriate gear wheel machined.

Water wheel installed


New WWOOFers …

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Eldest daughter Ema and partner Chris hard at work. This is what we like to see!!

Ema and Chris working in the vegetable garden


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The first produce (that we’ve grown) from the quinta! Radish and rocket salad.

Radish and rocket salad harvested from the quinta

The final move!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

We’ve just returned from a brief and FINAL trip to Scotland to pack up the remainder of our belongings and collect the rest of the family. So this is it! We’re finally here! It feels good. Long overdue, in fact. Now to the serious work of creating the infrastructure to support our life here …

The cats in their new home

The cats survey their new domain. They’re loving it, though are still wearing their Scottish winter coats so we’re anticipating a fur carpet in the yurt before too long …