for the picking season
was time to get out the cultivador again, as some rain had fallen
and the picking season was getting nearer.
is the third time I have worked over the ground beneath our olive
trees, and it is beginning to show some positive results. The lumps
and bumps I had created the first time I ploughed are levelling
out nicely and the amount of weeds and grassy tufts have been dramatically
reduced. We still need to get it clearer & flatter to be able
to get the olives up.
mini-digger has put in some sterling work moving the large piles
of gravel & ballast that have been getting in the way of my
for a celebration
PG & I celebrated our first date anniversary with a meal in
Sant Carles de la Rapita. The fish was delicious and a welcome change
from the meatier fare we get in Mas de Barberans
year Anniversary at Sol Debre
Sol D'Ebre is a farmers coopertive in Tortosa which we are joining.
They held their centenary celebrations at the end of September and
we were lucky enough to get invited even though we were not yet
Jefe had managed to get Puyol to come as a keynote speaker After
a couple of hours of speeches by the various dignitaries, everyone
decamped into the main production building for a massive meal. Over
1,400 people were seated on the main floor and the mezzanine floor.
Fideu & Arroz negre were served up after platefuls of nibbles
and it was all washed down with bottle after bottle of red wine,
cava and then cremat (a hot coffee & brandy mix)
Too many puppy pictures to post. This one of all three of them will
have to suffice.