Tag: Our week in pictures

  • Baby Guinea Pigs

    Reasons to be cheerful – a handful of baby guinea pigs.

  • Reasons to be Cheerful: After the Rain

    After the rain comes the most marvelous rainbow. Proof that the sun must be up there somewhere! We’re still hunting for the pot of gold 🙂  

  • A Shitty Day

    We know how to enjoy ourselves! Our neighbour kindly allowed us the contents of his goat shed if we cleaned it out, and as you can never have enough goat shit, it was on with the wellies and in we went.                           And more »

  • Preserving an Abundant Harvest

    As summer draws to a close we’ve a huge abundance of foods coming out of the garden.  Nothing will be allowed to go to waste. As I look around me, these are just a handful of examples happening right now.  Whilst we use a wide range of techniques to preserve our bounty, we’re making the more »

  • Ram Pump Workshop

    A Ram Pump is a hydraulic pump which allows you to raise water from one point to another without using an outside power source. We’re astonished that they aren’t more widely known as you can make one at home. All you need is a water drop and cheap parts you’ll find in the plumbing aisle of more »

  • Easter at Casalinho

    I’m pleased to report that the Easter Bunny appears to be well and living in central Portugal.   We heard rumour that he had a mysterious horned assistant this year.                     I followed their trail around the garden, a good opportunity to take the camera. Easter more »

  • Ruptured Pipe Causes Rio Ceira Flooding

    I was planning on posting more photographs of around the farm today, but yesterday morning a water carrying tunnel connecting the dams of Santa Luzia and Alto Ceira near to us broke, causing a torrent of water to come crashing out. The resultant flooding, from the ruptured tunnel and from the subsequent emergency lowering of more »

  • Our Week in Pictures: 31st January 2015

    Our round up of what we’ve been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal. With our first volunteers of 2015 now fully on board, we’ve been hard at work planting the new trees which I talked about last week. Now the mulberries and walnuts are in we are working on the oaks. more »

  • Our Week in Pictures: 14th January 2015

    Our round up of what we’ve been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal. Our first volunteers of 2015 are due to join us any day now, and we’re looking forward to getting some old projects finished and some new ones on the go. Here are some photos to give you more »

  • Tree Planting Project – Mulberries and Walnuts

    Planting new trees has always been a significant part of our plan for Casalinho. Trees to enhance and repair our environment, to feed us, our animals and our soils. Almost all the fruit trees on this property were destroyed before we knew it, but we’re told that the lower portion of the property alone was more »