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,

Thursday, 26 March 2009


The weather is still gorgeous, Spring has sprung and I heard my first Cuckoo on tuesday and almost everyday since. The woodpeckers are still at it and we have butterflies everywhere, its wonderfull , just as if summer has come three months early.

My butternut squash are coming up as are the pumpkins, everything else is going great guns, I'll buy another doz lettuce plugs today as the others will be ready to eat within a couple of weeks...

Rik has finished his work helping out other people and now next week will continue with building the BBQ and sun deck area for the cottage.
Its looking really pretty down there now, one of the roses Dad and Rik bought me for Christmas is already flowering, a peach coloured bud... smells heavenly...