Food, Wanderlust

City gardens

Jardins de Ca n’Altimira, once an eccentric millionaires private gardens. In 1880 there were lakes, waterfalls, caves and exotic vegetation. The portico provided access to other caves connected to the house. It is said that at various points the caves were flooded so that Altimira and his guests could boat through them.

Community garden of the people of Vallcarca.

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Spring babies

In case you were wandering where food comes from.

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The miracle of life

What I found in my mothers basement.

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What is bugging me

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We are moving mountains

We are up to some serious landscaping these days.

If you are not sure what are you looking at, the left photo is before and the right one is now. As we built our camp on a hill we had to level the floor in our hammock “room” otherwise we would slide doooown with every step, especially because it is rainy season and our hill turns into slippery slope with every rain drop.

So we moved a mountain to raise up the floor in hammock room and created  step between that and our kitchen which we filled up with herbs and tomatoes. The idea is to have herbs within an arms length from the kitchen.

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Wilderness vs. the garden

Why choose when you can have it all! We have mango trees, oregano trees, wild basil, yuka, sweet potatoes, lemon grass, avocado trees, mamey, chaya, coconuts, plantains and more growing wild.

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Gardening tales

Let me tell you about the horrors of gardening, frustration, disappointment, tears ….

My own private gardening hell…

Gardening is suppose to be nice, relaxing, soul enriching a literally fruitful pass time and yet  it is agonizing and stressful, will it grow or won`t ??

And it did and it did not.

Oh well Cest la vie.

Considering our level of gardening skills (0, but we are super enthusiastic) it is perhaps miracle that anything grows. Nature is awesome!

Planted three, one survived. Shed a tear but hey, bless for the one!

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