18 July 2009

mOmEnTs iN piCtuReS...





solitude is not lonely at all...I've been having great times with my surroundings... My camera is not that great, but still I have fun !!!
This picture here is the full moon rising...Wow, simply beautiful!!!


TIME IN THE GARDEN :

I've been doing some weeding...don't mind the aspect, weeds and straw on top of the soil makes a nice bed for the plants and hold much more moisture...they love it !!! and I don't spend so much water...
...a little harvest for dinner...

Hmm..."grandma's soup"...the best !!!

...and the first gourgette (or zuchini...I don't know how to spell either) for lunch...delicious !!!

...peppers are looking nice too...can't wait to taste them...

cucumbers as well...this is the best on a hot sunny day !!!

...and the tomatoes are loaded !!! good sheet mulch, with kitchen compost, shit pit compost, coffee powder, and donkey poop... all good stuff !!!

A DAY IN NONO'S LIFE :


Morning exercise!!! As I go down I see him trying hard to stand up...

sometimes I have to help him, but lately he's already standing when I get there... I'm sorry for him, but some times I have to laugh cuz it's really funny to watch...

"- Hey, don't mock me !! I'm old ok?! more than 20 years...what do you think is that for a donkey, hey ?!!"

"- Hmm, is there something I can munch around here?!! I'm a bit hungry..."

"- Here we go, some exercise...it's called Nono's Yoga...just for you not to think that I only eat the whole day...It's handy to scratch as well"

"- to the left..."

"- ...Now to the right...see it's easy!!!"

"- Hmm, why dogs can lay on the couch and I don't? It's not fair..."
Nono likes company...even during my siesta, he just comes and stays around... one day he was trying to play with the dogs...he run around the big bus for more than 10 minutes chasing the dogs who were totally scared and didn't stop barking... I don't think Nono understands why...eh, eh, eh, that was a fun time...

"- Baba, do you wanna play hide and seek?!!" (I just corrected my spelling error..I wrote hide and "sick", which would be much funner...not sure if you can say "funner" as well, but at least the computer doesn't say it's error...eh, eh...writing on my second language isn't easy...but can be fun)

"- what?!! Again !!! can you stop with those pictures..."
:-)
In the end of the day he's happy...so he lays on the ground and rolls...

THE DOGS :


this would be a greatt picture if they were a rock band :-)

... or maybe this one...it would be hard to choose...eh, eh...

"- How can I be a rock star now with this ridiculous outlook..."
Muxima had a flu and needed to take some medicine...but eventually got a bad reaction and now I need to cover some little holes on the side where the stuff is coming out...poor one...but she's almost good now...

"-Maybe with Nono in the back I can be a country music star...I don't look that bad do I ?!!"

"- Sorry to say girls, but I'm the star here ! "... :-)
the spot Muxima chose for her bed...the shower tub... eh, eh...she does love water !!!

" - Can I stay on the chair?! Look at my cute eyes !!! "
I can't resist it !!!

And this is what I've been doing most of these days...

...collecting and taking useless things away...that have been piling up in every corner... I've been into cleaning and tiding up for more than 3 weeks now...and it's not even close to be all done...

And to finish, just to report a huge fire that took place in the mountain just around here... :-(

When we see smoke like that on the sky, for sure there's fire...
Andy, Vonny and the kids were here last sunday and we started to hear plains coming and going... this was around 4pm...and the fire was only controlled around 10pm...
It looked scary... I really respect and admire fire-man(or woman)...

... next morning they were still there making sure everything was off... It got really close to houses and the village "Vale dos Prazeres"... it must have been scary for those who live there...
Please remember in your prayers to pray for the fires in Portugal...every year, lots of woods get burnt... and it's such a shame... pray also for the people who sometimes loose all they have, and sometimes their lives... or see old trees they grew up with, being totally destroyed...

O.K, I hope you liked my picture report...and the little comments :-)...

Be Peaceful !!!

4 comments:

neno said...

Olá Babá

Tanta fotografia bonita.
Depois de ter visto as fotos é como se voltasse aí de novo.
O burro,os cães, o sítio de Deus!
Tudo tão belo.
Tudo de bom para ti.

nen

Anonymous said...

And sounds, it´s possible to record them? The night sounds are beautiful. Thanks for the photos. And your trees?

LondonHeather said...

Hi Baba,

I've been reading your blog for a while now since visiting you with Steve in October last year, but realised I have never commented. I love reading your thoughts on life, your experiences, the land. I loved your "day in the life" of Nono and the dogs in this post- I'm glad they're all doing well, and you too.

Will be praying about the fires and people affected.

Love,

Heather

Arash and Abi said...

Hi Baba,
to night I dreamed that we meet on a sunny mountain camp. It was nice, you had come back from a couple of weeks of vaccaition.

So I thought I would check out your blog to see how you and the land was doing.
And man what I miss that place now, it's been poring down rain the last 2 weeks here. I remember the time me and Abi spent there and how mutch fun we had playing with the dogs and picking fresh fruit everyday.
I am glad to see that nono is doing his exercises it's good for him (and it looks hillarius).

I hope we meet again some day, I am back in Sweden in a small village called Skattungbyn. It's a great village and there is a great alternative community. Some are building an earthship and I am helping out.
You are very welcome to come here and I wish the best for you and the land =)

Mutch love
Arash & Abi