Thoughts from our smallholding in the province of Lugo, Galicia, in the north-west of Spain.
Tuesday 6 December 2016
It has been dry for a few weeks now and the days are wonderfully warm and as you can see the sunrise was stunning.
As the taxi driver said to me yesterday "this is not normal". I am watering my pot plants with a hose, there are still butterflies and bumble bees working the flowers which continue to bloom and farmers are worried as a dry summer has led on to a dry winter so far. Apart from a few days of rain in November there has been nothing to recharge the aquifers. Yet again it is going to be the warmest year on record globally and sitting in the sun on my patio I can believe it. Lovely to work in but just "not normal".