Tag Archives: Portofino

Newest family member…


Say hello to Charlie! He was a gift to my sister-in-law last weekend. I almost forgot about him until I was going through my photos. He was apparently quite irritated after a few days until she got him some hens! … Continue reading

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Seasons of time


Aside from a lot of rain, we have been pretty lucky with mild temperatures in November. I mostly wear long sleeve t-shirts during the day and can still drive with the windows rolled down. Okay, part of the reason is … Continue reading

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Oil Guessing Game


Who wants to play? I have some stats on the oil production and some people have asked some interesting questions about the process etc. So, I will attempt to share what knowledge has been passed on to me via my … Continue reading

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Olives! Olives! Oil!


It’s olive season again and the big picking date is looming ahead. Every year we say we will cut the grass and the dead branches and rake up to make the olive collection easier. And, every year, we cut the … Continue reading

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Honey bees take Portofino by storm


Picture this…my sister-in-law is sporting her sophisticated bee outfit… She informed me the other day that she would need my assistance with something Friday night. That something involved collecting the first honey combs from her hives! I have a pretty … Continue reading

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Life’s full of shit…literally


Okay, so lets recap the week shall we? I have shoveled boar shit off the pathway twice this week and I stepped in dog poop while I was in the city. Is somebody trying to tell me something? I have … Continue reading

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Life’s full of Surprises


These last few mornings I have been desperately trying to sleep past 7 a.m. so that I can catch up on some sleep. I love the early mornings because it isn’t quite as stifling hot yet and you can get … Continue reading

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