Saturday, 9 July 2011

Bom Dia!

Ola from Portugal!  :D

Well I finally got here, after a few long days of travelling.  It's been well worth it though, because I'm now safe and sound and settled down on my parent's smallholding.  After a few days rest I've got stuck in with some good honest farming!  Unfortunately I've not had chance to upload any new photos yet, but I thought I'd share some from previous years...

So far there's been plenty of weeding...

...which isn't so bad when the views are so great!  This is our view from the house into the village.

When the hens stopped laying, I made them a lovely motivational poster for their shed.  I'd like to say it worked, but I'm pretty sure they just pecked holes in it...

One of my favourite things in the world is to be out on the field among the olive trees.  It's so peaceful with just the sound of the birds and the animals that it's impossible not to feel relaxed.

Last year the temperatures were almost too much to deal with.  Thankfully they've not reached quite the same high numbers yet this year!

I think this week we're going to be logging some of the eucalyptus trees so that they can dry ready for winter's firewood.  I've already been out this week picking up pinecones to store, as they make excellent fire lighters!

So hopefully I'll be able to keep you all updated on what we're up to on the farm this summer - including how mum progresses with learning to crochet (she showed me the pattern she'd like to do, and we ordered our yarn last night, so that's got me very excited indeed!!).  She would also like me to thank you all for your advice on teaching lefties - I'll let you know how it works out!!

Much love
Kim x


Tickety-boo said...

that looks so idylic! Very jealous. Have fun farming this summer and keep motivating those lazy chickens.
Is your Mum aware just how addictive crochet is??

Inthesky said...

Looks absolutely heavenly, enjoy your Summer and your crochet :)

Lianne said...

Looks like a great place, have fun!

Inthesky said...

Kim after your comment on my 'Poo - Free' post I checked out 'Curly Girls'. I thought it might give you a chuckle to share. I went to bed and had a dream that I had beautiful curly hair! I was very disappointed on waking! :)