In early April PG's parents and one of her aunts visited Mas for
a few days to see the new house and how we were getting on at the
finca. It was lovely to see them out here enjoying the village and
surrounding counrtyside as well as all the wild flowers in the countryside
and the finca.
After 6 years of hoping, I had my first sight of a family of wild
boar running through our finca this month. There was a female with
4 yearlings. They sauntered past my as I was working on one of the
hillside terraces. They stopped briefly to see what I was doing
then sprinted off with all our dogs in a very guarded pursuit. I
just managed to get two pictures of the young ones running through
the long grass like shadows trying to catch up with their mum as
she headed off up the barranc.
magical moment for me.
I just wanted to see if I could get the feeling of space that we
have in No. 11. A bit of a difference from the flat we lived in
for so long.
but not heard
The reservoir above La Senia was absolutetly beautiful the day we
drove PG's parents up to it. Full to the brim and all the woods
surrounding it were lovely and green.
after they had left we had a fair bit of rain and for the first
time we were in the finca when the water filled the barranc and
started to pour over the lip of the rocks under the bridge in front
of our property. Another picture I have been wanting to get for
quite some time.
yes we do get cloudy weather (sometimes).
At the moment, we are in full swing pruning the tops of the olive
trees in the finca. Luckily, Marc, one of our Dutch friends, wanted
to help us out as he was in the process of buying a finca in the
hills behind us and he was keen to practise his pruning on our trees
while he was here. The tree in the middle picture is one of our
sadder looking olive trees, but give it a year or two and it will
be producing olives just like the rest of them.
Takes on a different meaning when view is like this. Barbequed pork
fillet with courgettes and aubergine. Oh, and lots of Our
Olive Oil. Nom nom nom.