As soon as I had finished the ploughing, Florin (& Akon) came
round to help us start pruning the trees while we tried to keep
up burning all his cuttings. With Florin cutting, I could collect
all the branches on the tractor's trailer and dump them next to
the fire where PG could safely burn them. We only plan on pruning
about a third of the finca's trees this year, then we can prune
the others on alternate years.
Dove of Mas
The scree slope in the shape of a flying dove, is a famous landmark
for Mas de Barberans. It is on the hills just behind the town and
there are two smaller doves nearby. This was taken from the seating
area by the village bassa. I often often sit here and watch the
vultures soaring along the cliffs faces.
This time the annual village ladies lunch party was held at Restaurant
Mario. Lots of noise, wine, dancing and just chatting. PG &
Carol had a great time, although I'm not sure that they joined in
with the line dancing.
The way these clouds just lit up when the sun hit them was just
Every now and then we get a wall of fog that rolls across the plain
below Mas de Barberans. Sometimes the dividing line between the
fog and the clear air is razor sharp. This year, the early spring
shrubs have been amazing, especciaally the rosemary and the gorse.
The last shot is of some clouds looming out of a low sky at the
back of the village near the dove.
On the night of the 19th, our almacen was broken into and all our
equipment and tools were stolen. A gang of thieves raided numerous
aimacens all around the area including ours, taking everything of
value that they could pick up. We lost over 6,500 € in total,
other people lost more. Now we have to buy new chainsaws, socket
& spanner sets. Things like the 2 mountain bikes we will just
have to write off.
Is everywhere at the moment. These trees are below our house, which
is looking good in the background.