Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring in Spain

After the rain this week approx. 70 mm. The temperture is rising to 20 deg C approx. every day.
Flowers everywere, bees also, the almondtrees are  losing her flowers and the almods are growing. The vines are awake. 
 Yes this is spring.
 A new year!

flowers everywere, and the bees buzzzzzz

My favourite poppys, in all colours in the wild here.

Rosemary flowering

juices are running in the vines

She is the first to see the light, every year!

new almonds after flowering.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Terra Personas recognized as promised bodega DO Montsant

The Spanich Newspaper Diari publised last sunday:
Decanter - Terra Personas as a promised Bodega of the DO Montsant region.

Terra Personas    DO Montsant

Sunday, March 15, 2015

DOQ Priorat this morning.....

grapes on Llicorella- slate stone.

The village of Gratallops  DOQ Priorat.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Finca maintenance

Every 2 year we have to do Finca maintenance;  bushes and trees grows to quick, and are been competion for our olivetrees or grapes. 
The take to much water and nutricion out of the soils with there roots.

The new tractor with Roy supporting.

Trees reduction, and wood for the stove next winter.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

pruning the olivetrees

Pruning the olivetrees, this year a lot of work. Due to massive grow last year. 
A lot of rain and manure. Get the olives back to his shape, the open vase model.
Last year all the farmers in the neighourhood has 50 % less olives, we have had a top production of the Arbequinia olives. 

Pruning the olives, also hand mantainace. Arbequina planted in 2006

And thereafter burning of the shoots.  Arbequinia 70  years old.