Category Archives: General

Olive Harvesting

We have never been able for one reason or the other, mainly work, to harvest our olives. This year as we are now both retired we took the decision that we would. We were keen to convert some into oil … Continue reading

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Granite path around house

Since the house was built we have as expected had some ground setting. Whilst things in the house have been fine, the granite path around parts of the house, particularity where the waste pipes run, have sunk enough in areas … Continue reading

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Garage Doors

We have a small garage which came with the extra piece of land we brought. The building itself is well built, even if it is a bit rough. The only issue was the doors they badly needed replacing, several of … Continue reading

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Making things homelier – December 2018 – Update

The next project we wanted to tackle was the section of land just the other side of the new flower borders. This was the site of the original brick hut that we had knocked down a while ago.  The area, … Continue reading

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Archaeology, well sort of!

On one area of our land we had an old concrete water tank, which every year filled with rain water and was full of frogs and the detritus that comes with them. It was obviously used to push water up … Continue reading

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Making things homelier – Part 2

The next area we wanted to attack, was the bit if land where the old hut used to be. We had grassed up to the hut when it was there, but we now have this area of rough ground which … Continue reading

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Making things homelier – Part 1

We felt as we are both retired now and spending a lot more time here, we need to make the place a bit homelier. We felt getting a few more flowers/plants around the place would help. We have a lovely … Continue reading

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July 2018

So, news from Casa Neroli for the last couple of months. The weather during May and June was awful, very wet and miserable, usually the sort or weather expected in January and February, but like the rest if the world … Continue reading

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Overgrown

The land has got very overgrown this winter so we are in the process of having it cleaned again so heres just a quick post to show the “Before” state of the farm. I will post a “After” as soon … Continue reading

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Gate Update – May

Well there has been a lot of progress during the last month. The new entrance is finished and the electric arm has been replaced (although the arm is missing in the photos) it should make getting in and out so … Continue reading

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