Yes, yes, smack me, I’m late with the update! 🙂
We’ve been very busy, and I kept choosing doing other things instead of blogging, but now I’ve bought a notepad and the update for the blog was on the list for today tasks.
First of all, in the beginning of April right on Alex’s birthday, Shaun left us to go back to England. Thank you for all your hard work, Shaun, and hope you enjoyed your time with us!
Me and Al had a glorious, quiet week to ourselves where we just worked from morning till night and then went to bed whenever we wanted. After 6 months of living with someone else this was a luxury. Then Alex’s dad came back to hopefully buy the land from our neighbors, so he can live close to us, and the holiday ended.
We had another few beans dying on us, because April still brought us a couple of mild frosts, so if you want to plant in Portugal anything sensitive like corn or beans, keep it in the greenhouse until end of April or beginning of May just to be sure!
The temperature heated up massively in the second half of April, and everything started growing like mad.
We moved the caravan in the new spot, and it’s a massive improvement in views and in shade as we are now partly shaded by two olive trees.
This is how everything looked in the beginning of the month before the heat wave 🙂
There are so many beautiful new flowers in the meadow, and they actually change every month.
The field is full of sunflowers, corn, beans, pumpkins, peanuts, chickpeas, watermelons, melons and potatoes. The field you saw Alex and Shaun start on in the last post, that is.
Walnut tree is looking healthy as well!
I’m splitting the post in two parts so it’s not too massive, but if you want to have quicker updates, folks, like us on Facebook! We have a page for our quinta now under Olives and Acorns.