Monday, October 22, 2007

What a load of.....

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You can take an educated guess what is being delivered here........thanks to our local farmer Luis, we have a good supply of fresh and rotting manure for the veggie plots.

The weather is brilliant at the moment with warm and sunny days and cool but pleasant evenings. The kittens are growing fast and now learning to use the catflap. I am going to the UK for a couple of days ......sadly for the funeral of my cousin Karen who died after a short illness aged 45. is gradually building a customer base and we have undertaken a couple of new pieces of work lately. The Sunday market for chair restoration has stopped until the spring when people return in some number.

Just in case you are interested - another gratuitous picture of Gawber and Wentworth...enjoy.....

Monday, October 08, 2007

Harvest Time

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The vegetable plot has been producing masses of produce over the summer and the new chest freezer is almost full. Together with lots of veg grown by Luis' sister, we have been hard at work bottling, preserving and processing. We have enough picallili, green tomato chutney, jam and pisto sauce to last well into next year. Later crops such as aubergines and peppers are suffering from the occaisional sea mist that comes in at times during the day. Out early picking mushrooms which are eaten on the same day, sauted in olive oil and filled with a variety of fillings......Mmmmmm!
We had a nice day with Luis' sister, her daughter, another niece and her boyfriend, first time they have visited La Pasera. The Walnut harvest has begun with fewer than last year and hardly any hazelnuts at all. The chestnuts are soon ready to drop as the late summer / autumn winds start to gather pace.

Wentworth and Gawber are growing fast and gaining confidence and agility day by day. Next Monday will see them at the vets once more for their final injection before being released to wreak havoc on La Pasera. For those of you with a faster connection here is a short, gratuitous video of them playing in the sunny doorway of the garage......awwwwe.