Spring has arrived in Portugal. The flowers are blossoming again, the trees are in bloom and the sun is shining brightly. Here at Maravilhas, it means that the time has com to prepare everything for the summer season. Monica and Saska came to help us with the trimming of the olive trees and harvesting. We have brined them and are now enjoying our home-grown olives!
The vegetable garden has been planted with tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, and more. The plants are now thriving under the sunshine and rain showers we receive during the springtime. Soon we’ll be able to feast on our own vegetables, just like we did the previous years.
Unfortunately, we had to cut down dead trees, however, we made a pile of firewood from of them. We’ll be able to use those branches in our wood stoves next year. Our neighbor came by with one of his big machines to split the wood, which made the pieces small enough to fit in the stove.