growing grids

growing grids 150 150 vidacycle


pretty pink

pretty pink 150 150 vidacycle

A lone cherry tree sits in the olive groves nearest the main house and brings a pretty dose of pink to the un-ending world of green – a sign that Spring is well and truly on its way.


bodega 150 150 vidacycle

The bodega and the palm tree looking over the vegetable gardens look so regal at first light. The parrón looks so barren with just the twisting branches of the vines winding around the wooden arches, and the perfectly rounded lavender have been dutifully cut back to a ball of potential purpleness.

the greenhouse

the greenhouse 150 150 vidacycle

This stone wall snakes up to the greenhouse where the new shelving has been installed. The winter sun is still very low in the sky so lots of sunlight is getting into the greenhouse and hitting the back walls – the passive solar design techniques are working well.

patio & roof

patio & roof 150 150 vidacycle

The grassy roof on the guesthouse is showing plentiful growth, helping the building blend into the hillside and providing an extra layer of insulation. The new patio out front is also the perfect secluded shady spot for some afternoon relaxing whilst gazing off into the valley beyond.


cilantro 150 150 vidacycle

Our first crop of coriander basking in the sheltered sun of the new greenhouse. Five new geraniums and a succulent have also taken shelter over the winter and will be ready to venture back into the outdoors very soon.


all things green

all things green 150 150 vidacycle

One of the resident pine trees atop the little hill with the medicine wheel on it, full of life and more camouflaged than usual as the winter rains have coloured the surrounding world a multitude of hues of green. The scene below could even be mistaken for the British countryside – ignoring the lack of hedges and stone walls.


tilling 150 150 vidacycle

The new rototiller has left the vegetable gardens with a beautiful bed of soil ready for the growing season ahead. We put compost and sand in each garden at the end of June leaving a rich growing ground – hopefully we will have some very happy (and delicious) plants once they move from the greenhouse to their new home!


windy 150 150 vidacycle

black beans

black beans 150 150 vidacycle

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