It’s already almost 2 months since my last post…time flies…I have so much to write about but never seem to find the time to do it.
I started this post late one night almost 2 weeks ago and never got around to finish it until now.
To get through all the news I’m simply going to give you a brief update on what’s been going on:
Work: Was at the London Wine Fair at the beginning of June. The fair was good…made some interesting contacts, which hopefully will turn into orders. Next trip will be China. Still looking for importers in Canada. If anyone knows anyone, let me know…
La Canosa booth
The guest room: It’s finished and has been occupied by a number of visitors since my parents were here…Yves & Rita from Montreal, Jeannie from Santa Fe and Alex from Montreal. Terry is next, in mid-July and finally, in August, John’s sister and niece from Ireland.
The birds: We had 2 nests this year: the kestrels were back but they were not alone…a pair of crows built a nest right next to the kestrels. Apparently crows and falcons (kestrels) respect each other and don’t eat each other’s fledglings, unlike last year when some other bird nested next door and ended-up providing food for the kestrel fledglings…The crows are already gone, they flew out over 1 week ago and today the kestrels made their first flight out of the nest…
The garden: After a rainy and miserable spring we finally got to plant a small vegetable patch. Although our farmer neighbor told us we did it all wrong and nothing would grow it seems like we’re doing OK. Loads of zucchini already and lettuce. waiting for the eggplants and tomatoes.
The surroundings: Since the farmers rotate their crops, last year’s sunflower fields are now wheat fields. The wheat is already golden and ready for harvest. There are still some plots with sunflowers and other odd crops. Although the sunflower fields are not yet in bloom we’ve had some wild sunflowers sprouting spontaneously in our yard!
That’s it for now…going off to relax. More news to come in new posts in next few days.