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Grapes ripen and figs are drying

by September 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We’re coming to the end of another long hot summer here. We have spent a lot of time in the swimming pool, and have cultivated lovely tans. The grapes are ripening and will be ready to pick in the next few days. Figs are drying in the sun and the Read more »

Harvesting olives, bottling wine

by December 5, 2011 » Add the first comment.

Winter is here again.  Today is overcast, misty,drizzly, and cold!  However to date although we have had some very wet days during November, the weather has also been sunny and warm for some of the time. We have been doing some work in the garden, visiting friends and generally enjoying Read more »

Wine-making

by October 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has continued warm and dry to this point, although we are expecting a few days of rain starting tomorrow. At least I will be able to stop watering the garden. We have had a steady stream of visitors through September and into October, the last two weeks have Read more »

Preparing for the harvest

by September 7, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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More lovely weather, a little rain overnight, but we need it! Everyone here is getting ready for the grape harvest which will happen late September early October. When we have been out and about during the last week, we have seen the devastation wreaked by the fires. On the way Read more »

More holes to be drilled

by June 27, 2009 » Add the first comment.
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The time is just flying past. We currently have the borehole man here drilling further holes for the Geo-thermal heating. The builders are working on a lot of the detail work, such as the stairs to the top floor.The painters are here today doing our kichen ceiling, and the carpenters Read more »