After all the weeks of work during the move I made a compilation video yesterday showing scenes through the day: feeding the donkeys, doing my laundry, feeding the donkeys, having a barbecue lunch, feeding the donkeys, tending the trees and plants; and of course, feeding the donkeys.
If you are new to the blog, welcome! In June and July I moved my four donkeys from the rented house and field near Finestrat where we have lived for six years, to a beautiful spot near Orxeta: a ten hectare wooded hillside with terraces for the donkeys and lovely views of the Castellets ridge. The hardest work is now done and there is time to enjoy the property during the long summer break.
On this blog recently there has been some mention of the only remaining grape vine, down in the valley in the far corner of the property. You can see me watering it in the video, and it is now flourishing. The name “El Parral” means the vineyard and once the terraces were full of vines, but the property remained empty for years and the trees and vines have not been watered. Consequently, now that the move is complete, the major challenge ahead is to save the fruit trees and the vine. There are olive trees, lemon trees with orange grafts, carob bean trees, a pomegranate tree (only just surviving) and two precariously placed fig trees on the dry rocky slope down to the valley.
Enjoy the video.
Postscript Tuesday 26th July
There is no Rubí Tuesday blog this week as Rubí has been staring too long at the moon and has slight moonstroke.