Mangueras at Dawn

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Mangueras at Dawn
A blog about living in rural Mallorca as expats and learning about animal husbandry and self sufficiency, as well as day to day living.
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  • NEW BIRDS IN THE FLOCK 2 days ago Today we added to our dwindling flock of hens.  We went to Sa Pobla market, where there is always a chap named Rafael who sells hens, pigeons, cage birds, guinea fowl, turkeys, guinea pigs and rabbits.  His farm is in Ariany which is about a 20 minute drive from us here in Sa Pobla, but I usually...
  • RAIN AND STORMS 3 weeks ago Yesterday afternoon, brought a huge downpour which almost flooded us! Luckily it stopped before I had to bail, and I had no idea where my Wellington boots were!Before the storm hit us, I took a group of photos as the clouds were amazing.  I tried to get a shot of the lightening but missed it each...
  • AUTUMN IS ARRIVING 3 weeks ago Another long gap since I wrote anything.  Life has been somewhat hectic of late and the uncharacteristic weather from this summer has contributed, along with work constraints and visits to the UK, to the craziness of life.  I am sad to say that our final original hen has passed away.  I found...
  • WHAT A HOTTIE! 2 months ago A very hot and humid day today, but this evening was wonderful and the humidity seemed to drift away, a little, as a cooler breeze blew in from the North.  A quick dip in the pool cooled us down - with a few shandy's thrown in!Not a lot happening at the moment.  More figs are ripening - may try...
  • VERDICT ON THE JAM - GREAT! 2 months ago I am happy to report that the jam tasting went down a storm yesterday afternoon.  Not too sweet with hints of spices - and it actually set - hooray.  Perhaps I will try to make jam again but this time without burning myself!It's a hot day today here in Sa Pobla but with a breeze blowing through....

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