February 27, 2019

I had to remove quite a lot of rock from this area which I used elsewhere to maintain my efficiency levels. it's quite a large space that ultimately will serve to produce all the compost that the farm needs. The humanure and toilet will have to be closed off for fear o...

January 17, 2018

So, unfortunately last year (2017) has been a drought, but I wait to see if the strawbales will eventually fruit with shitakes and oyster mushrooms. Ideally we are looking for humid conditions, and the cold winter drying winds in Catalonia are totally not ideal. We wai...

October 17, 2017

This has been a real throwback for me as I recall the days of my boy scout youth. Every morning now,

I probably cook on fire or biochar. It is a skill, to get the timing right, not to waste flame, to boil up enough water for the day now that I store it in a flask. I pro...

January 14, 2017

This is my first and subsequent attempts after seeing the technology in Africa. Here I am improvising with a single barrel whilst I look for another smaller barrel to fit inside. The technique is quite simple, I just need the materials for which I will to wait to find....

October 27, 2016

The beginning of a new enterprise with the moringa press I got from Africa. The oil does not keep long but the possibility of creating a prime product is tempting. Likewise I have thought of using the residue to make dulces or sweets, as with marzipan and Turron. ...

September 24, 2016

Everyone is welcome to bring their experiences.

November 9, 2015

In some of these photos I am taking the dogs for a walk in the dry-river beds. You can see how they fill up when blessed with torrential rain. Other images show the mountains, trees, and the sea. Of course, managed wilderness is not the same, but you can still find the...

November 8, 2015

I like to think that every volunteer deserves a tree. Note some of the techniques used including stone mulches and sponge holes. I plant with a view to creating shade for  more species in the future. I tend to find that apricots are the most successful whilst kakis are...

July 7, 2015

Let the images speak for themselves. Festivals allow us to go to the beach or into the small towns to engage activities much more intimately. Great to see the dogs running loose. Interesting how the further we are apart the closer we come together. This is rustic life.

February 26, 2015

An interesting set of images here. I now chip the multitude of olive wands with a simple domestic chipper we get during the pruning season. It makes for perfect animal bedding but also a fantastic much-needed mulch for below any new fruit tree plantings, as well as the...

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