Tag: Spring

  • Fabulous Time of Year to be a Goat

      After some rain, it’s a fabulous time of year to be a goat. The hills are totally yellow with broom (Cytisus scoparius) and carqueja (Baccharis trimera).

  • Piggies!!!!

    Those who’ve spoken to me recently will know how excited I’ve been! The cause of all my excitement comes courtesy of Mrs Pig who has become a proud new mummy pig with the arrival of four piglets. A small litter isn’t unusual for a first time mum, and she’s doing a grand job with them more »

  • Goat kids 2017

        All say Awwwwwww!                 The little chaps above belong to Schneckle, and we’re glad to see them safely arrive as it seemed to have been the longest pregnancy ever! The downside of keeping Mr Goat with the ladies is we don’t have a expected due date more »

  • Is Spring here?

    Dare I hope? Is Spring on it’s way? This was the view we woke to last weekend. But it was gone by early afternoon, and this week has included cold nights but T-shirt days, and the flowers are sneaking out. It’s amazing the difference a week can make.

  • Spring Flowers

    Casalinho is full of colour just now, with Spring flowers everywhere. These are a few of my favourites, but I’m afraid I’ve no idea what they’re called. This one is some sort of orchid. We have them growing at the sides of the stream.     These white ones are on a bush which grows more »