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Day 7 – The Neighbour

We were very aware of our yet to be seen neighbour. Our ‘vizinho’. It is pronounced ‘vizzeeeeeeeeeeeeeenyooo’ (Like bom dia, if you remember, the ‘iiiiiiii’ goes on forever). 526 more words

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Day 7 – Deadly Dog Destroying Caterpillars and Fire

Caterpillars. Somewhat innocent cute little critters you would think. But no. In Portugal there are dog killing caterpillars. The larvae of the Pine Processionary moth is a deadly little bugger. 674 more words

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Day 6 – The Big Bloody Prune and another Wall

A surprisingly hot day for the middle of March so we took refuge in the shade of the bottom terraces, just down from the woodland. More clearance, more prunes, more raking and another wall. 55 more words

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Day 5 – The Big Prune Continues and a Wall

Day 5 on the land. A gorgeous week, warm and quite balmy after the previous grey months.

Mr Mista and I find we work better separately. 386 more words

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Rewind Part 5 – Permission, Payment and Tiddly Poo

We put our offer in the next day and with surprisingly little to-ing and fro-ing we came to an agreement and that was that. An offer was accepted. 752 more words

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Day 4 - The Not So Quite So Sad Well

We have two wells. Both sad but one not so sad as the other. The other well, the one you have yet to meet, is one of those wells that looks like a pond. 401 more words

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Day 4 - A Room with a View

At the moment the view from the ‘house’ is blocked by a small wooded area. A mix of pines, eucalyptus and oak saplings. So we set to work to clear the wood of anything weak or lofty or just not quite making the mark. 33 more words

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