Oh, and we've been doing some work, too!
Brambles and weeds have been hacked back and plucked out. We did an experimental 'sheet mulch' to learn how it is prepared. (With loads of weeds, compost and straw lasagna-ed onto the bed and then covered with some large bits of cardboard.) Later, on a 'leaf' day, we will plant some cabbage seedlings.
We have also done some plastering. It is so much quicker with three or four people, all eager to have a go at each step of the process. It is good experience for me, showing them how and letting them discover the joy of mud!
Last weekend we went to Malhoa and enjoyed a dose of ozone. Huge waves and a dangerous sea but lovely sun and sand and that horizon - the only straight line in Alentejo!
Intrepid Francesca, from Wales, sits on a rock. Oops, just noticed the horizon is slopping down to the right...
I must go wwoofing one day, it looks fun!
|At Pego das Pias|
Today we went to Pego das Pias to enjoy the sunshine and dive into the (quite cold) water. What a treat. We ate figs and almonds, and goats cheese and bread, looking into the dark water from the warm rocks.