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,

Monday, 24 May 2010

They arrived!

Yes our HelpXers arrived yesterday, two very nice young girls, on holiday from Uni, Natasha & Phillipa. They seem lovely and very willing to work, and eat all put in front of them which is good... they spent the morning weeding the area outside the cottage and its made a great difference. Hopefully this will continue...
I'll have to supervise with weeding in the veg patch as although clever, intelligent girls, neither one knows a carrot from a weed.. but the main thing is they are very willing and hardworking... So far so good...

Tommorrow I'll pick tons of Coriander and show them how I make the herb concentrates we use throughout the winter.
Plus we are going to make Elderflower cordial.. and pick lavendar for drying for remedies for winter too... Natasha isnt too sure on the herbal remedies as she is a medical student, Im hoping to convince her during her stay..