The Elusive Tractor

At the weekend, we spotted a tractor with its ‘umbrella’ duly deployed!  See previous post for an explanation! So, I managed to get some action photos for you…


As the upside down umbrella wrapped itself around the tree, the unfolding of the umbrella segments looked exactly like a dragon unfurling its wings.  Really!  I was captivated!  And this particular piece of machinery didn’t vibrate.  There was a man sitting inside the umbrella, and, at each tree, once the wings were unfurled, he stood up and started bashing with a stick!


On that same walk, we ran into Paco, our mate the shepherd.  He very kindly gave us some fresh tomatoes, chillies and peppers from his allotment.  Now, he said the little ones were very hot chillies.  We’re not so sure as they don’t appear to be any different when cooked than the peppers.  Maybe his idea of hot doesn’t match ours!  Anyway, the peppers are delicious. So much tastier than shop bought ones.




We were recently given some tomatoes straight off the plant in our friends’ garden and they too are amazingly sweet and delicious.


And finally, as a bonus, here’s our little Rio with a squished up nose snoring peacefully!


Rio snoring





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