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Into Spring 2014

by March 22, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Into Spring, at last we have had some warm sunny weather, and been able to do a lot of work in the garden. We have pruned a lot of trees, and the Wisteria, weeded, sprayed weeds, and mowed the lawns. Another day was spent cleaning out the water-tank, and Read more »

Still raining!

by February 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.

It’s still raining! There have been few if any days this year when it has not rained at all, and some of the rain has been very heavy. It´s obviously no good for root vegetables, but I am told it will not harm the grapes or olives. In fact it Read more »

New view from the Quinta

by December 15, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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The weather continues to be sunny and warm in the sun during the day, and cold and frosty at night, and still no rain. The work outside the quinta is now complete, and the view from Quinta Sao Domingos is now much improved. In the future the view from our Read more »

Solar heating for the pool

by July 18, 2012 » Add the second comment.
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Two more very different months weather-wise, lots of rain and cool.  We have had a few guests, but it is very quiet. I guess the current financial situation is having an effect. After a couple of years coping with just a hose-pipe, we have had a garden irrigation system fitted. Read more »

An eventful start to 2012

by January 14, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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A lot has happened since a very pleasant Christmas spent with Hugh & Jane in Parada da Gonta. The weather although cold at night has in the main been sunny and warm during the day. I have been out in the garden pruning trees, and one day I heard Emilia Read more »

Incubating chickens

by April 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Do please check out our holiday apartments. April has been a month of two halves as far as the weather is concerned. The first half of the month was hot and sunny, but the last few days have been cool and very wet. There’s no doubt we needed the rain, Read more »

Garden begins to bloom

by April 7, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Quinta from 2nd level Garden 2nd level The time just flies by. I took a few pictures in the garden this morning, everything is very green at the moment, and the temperature reached 30C this afternoon.

Oranges and lemons

by January 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has been quite changeable of late, we have had a lot of rain interspersed with warm sunny days. The last few days have been clear and sunny but with a freezing cold easterly wind. We have managed to get quite a lot of work done in the garden, but there is Read more »