Wednesday, 29 October 2008

this one's for Denise...

When we said we had bought a place with land, my friend Denise asked "when are you getting chickens?" "Oh no" said I, "we don't want animals, things to tie us down, just to grow some veg, harvest the olives for our own oil and generally enjoy life." Denise wasn't the only one to ask when the chickens were coming and it seems now the time is very near.

John and Lior spent Monday widening a terrace - this involved moving more rocks than soil and as they were working in full sun all day, it meant a beer break at 4pm (I think that was the excuse)

Saturday, 25 October 2008

fruit terrace

The other end of the same terrace with 2 apple trees, 1 peach and a very odd looking lemon. Definitely struggling to look like it should, maybe we should cut it down!

Friday, 24 October 2008

in the pool

No, not us, we're not that crazy. Just Lior at the end of a long day digging and then chopping fire wood for the winter. I think maybe the water was a little cooler than he was expecting, even though the thermometer said it was 22 in there.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Working on the top terrace

Our first wwoofer that's ever arrived, and John hard at work clearing the top terrace of tufty grass and weeds before digging and digging and digging!