About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sun, Sun, Sun !!!!

Oooh the weather has been glorious ever since my last update, the sun has shone every day and although its generally only 65-67 degrees its so good to feel the sun on our bones again.
Night time and morning are chilly, and we've had a slight frost a few times so Im not getting complacent.
Rik has worked hard and rototilled the whole veg plot for me, plus a new area on the upper level, as Im going to seperate the overhead watering areas from the ground watering areas to make life easier. Last few days we planted a few early spuds, cabbage, garlic and Jerusalem Artichokes. This week in go the peas, broad beans, parsnips, swedes, beetroot, maybe caulis and brussels too. Im going to put the squashes into seed pots this week to start off , I have to buy tomato plants and pepper plants as its never warm enough early enough for them at Bou├ža. This year I hope to barter some of my stuff for plants instead...
The cottage is picking up a little, a couple of bookings coming in now, and of course our biker friends who come in the summer have rebooked.
Thespare room has come to a halt due to all the other stuff going on outside, but the floor is in and the room is huge, it gets the morning sun and will be a smashing place.
Well off to market now...