is here and its going to be a busy month. The puppies are all over
the place. Over Easter, we fenced off the left side of the almacen
and built a pen for them. At least they can stay in there while
we work, because up to now, it was a two person operation to keep
them all out of mischief. They now have their own dedicated page
on the finca
The tractor has been working hard as has our other machinery. We
have been cutting the trees on the front terrace and to keep cars
from being able to drive onto the finca from the road, moved about
25 large rocks and spaced them down the edge of the road.
At the beginning of the month, we had a 26,000 litre fiberglass
water tank delivered. It sits behind the almacen and will be filled
with the water collected off the almacen roof.
Having got the guttering up and fitted the downpipe into the tank,
I was inside giving its final clean (the water will be potable)
when the heavens opened and a thunder storm deluged us in rain and
hail. The timing could not have been better. By the end of the half
hour storm we had a strong flow from the outlet valve and a smal
lake in the bottom of the tank, so we most probably collected about
600-1,000 litres. We plan on using the tank as the main water supply
for the house. If need be, during a dry spell, we can pay to get
it filled with drinking water from one of the local wells.
We are still getting snow on the Els Ports mountains behind us.
This is the first year we have seen any, and since the first fall
on the 31st October, we have had about seven others, with the last
on on Easter Sunday.
& Friend's visits
Pondgirl's brother and his family visited us for a few days. It
is just as well puppies cannot be taken on Ryanair, because we would
be missing a couple.
Irish teacher friends came to stay on their finca for Easter, so
they arrived pretty much the day after PG's brother family left
and are staying for 10 days. They flew Ryanair as well, or more
puppies would have gone.
(Sgt Bilko) & Adrian (Santrix) made a overnight pitstop on their
way back to the UK. Likewise, puppies don't go in panniers.