Monday 7 November 2011


Sorry all for the lack of posts. Tim stopped blogging as he lost his job and we have spent several months trying to stay out here by finding other employment.

Finally I can say that Tim is working permanently as a website developer in Amsterdam and I have stayed behind in Galicia to keep the home fires burning and the various animals fed. Not the way we wanted it to be but sometimes you have to do these things.Going back to the UK was always going to be a last resort and we have managed to stave it off for the moment.

It has been an eventful time, we have raised and home slaughtered two pigs which now sit nicely in our freezer. We are now regularly killing home raised chickens for meat and have home raised and killed geese also in the freezer (its a big freezer).

Its not all killing however, we have two mad puppies from the local dog rescue, Scrumpy and Flora. Our chickens have bred so we have some new hens, all ruled over  by Rocky the Rooster who remains king of all he surveys. There is also Alpha Drake, a muscovie with his two ducky women who are laying eggs in unknown places.

Its hard to believe how much we have learnt and changed in a few months. The sight of Tim, an ex vegetarian covered in blood and feathers with his hand in a gooses bottom will stay with me for many a year.

Now I have time on my hands I hope to keep the blog going for a bit longer this time. We even have a camera so I hope to add pictures.

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