Building A Rockery

Picture of Our Rockery

Progress continues. A lot got done today. Last of the facing rocks were laid and mortared in loose then wet sprayed.

A problem with the steps was rectified and the top step rendered safe. (It was far too small and it was impossible to place enough foot area on it for safety in the wet.)

Still plenty to do to get it finished and, since it’s still sunny and warm here on the island, we may yet get it done by Christmas!

Time For Tiffin!

Well, we needed a few items from the Store in Agualatente. Cement, Mortar, Cauliflower, Silicon, Carrots and Onions…. Sounds like a dinner to die for. Or from!

It was nearing time for a tea or a coffee so a side trip to Tunte to our favourite little square and two Coffes and some Tarta Almendras made a lovely break in the sunshine. Quite warm today, about 25c here in the mountains.

Rooftop Gardening For Fun.

Potato Harvest? Rooftop gardening for fun?? Hmmm. Well, not a great success but neither was it a complete disaster! It’s December, it’s still reasonably warm here and the potatoes, the carrots and the tomatoes are all still thriving. However, it’s three months since the spuds were planted and, according to the ‘experts’ here, that’s the key time to take them out. So……. We did!

We got what we deserved I guess. Our way has always been to leave the things in the ground until well after the foliage has drooped and browned. Not surprisingly, we got some decent but smallish units. They tasted good, they cooked well and they filled our bellies for the night.

What more can we ask? Rooftop Gardening For Fun! That’s what we asked for! It’s great fun up there in the sun. Have to remember the hat or I burn being a bald old coot. Sheila just basks in it. We can see the whole valley from up there and it’s pretty fine.

We have carrots and Onions and Beans and tomatoes all planted, some coming up and, with luck, we’ll get most of a Christmas Dinner out of it! Probably not the spuds though! We’ve already eaten them.