had to give three of the puppies away to a dog rescue centre so
they could be rehomed. It was a hard choice, but in the end we kept
Dozer and Trotski, while Buffy, Willow and Theo went to find new
owners. Life is a lot less mad with only the two boys to look after,
but they still manage to get up to their share of mischief.
given the number of puppy pictures we have posted in the last couple
of months, we have been doing things other than playing with the
new family members. The village festes started at the end of April
and ran into early May. As usual, the focus of the village was to
keep everything going in one big week long party. We managed a few
meals with the "Colla" in our landlords garage, one night
at the dancing and Alex and Los saw semi-naked men chasing a soaped
pig around the bull ring at 5am one morning.
We have been frantically pruning the olive groves to get burning
done to get rid of the unusable stuff. Despite this we still end
up with a heck of a lot of wood for winter fires. At the end of
the month, we did a quick count and we think we have now pruned
around 450-500 trees top and bottom. Another 100 odd and we will
have done all the olives on the easily accessible terraces.
dog pen and water tank are proving their worth. It rained with minutes
of us finishing the work. Unfortunately it hasn't rained since.
The puppies like the dog pen, but it didn't stop the digging a metre
long tunnel out under the stones at the back of the hunters hide
shelter that is in the pen. Luckily there were no cave-ins and after
blocking the tunnel with more stones, the puppies have taken to
trying to dig up the olive tree that is in the pen.
We drove up the coast just above the delta and visited a nice beach
where I managed to get the piccy of Alex while the boats passed
by. Later that week we watched Barca win the triple crown. The crowd
up the bar went wild when they scored the second goal.
delta paddy fields are all planted and flooded. It is difficult
to get a decent picture with the haze and the morning light without
a tripod. I'll get up earlier and try harder next time.