Many people here are suffering with allergies it seems - including me! Bring on the anti-histamine!
Our broody hen continues to be broody. I am trying different ways to keep her off the nest and get her to change her mind set, but so far - no good! If anyone has any solutions, let me know. She fluffs herself up when I approach her on the nest, and clucks angrily at me. She also pecks my hands, but luckily it doesn't hurt. We will see how she goes over the next few days.
So the gardening is on hold for today. Yesterday I began clipping back the overgrown bougainvillea. The fig trees are in leaf and the olive trees are looking better after a good pruning earlier in the year.
We have a new addition to the family! A friend had a problem keeping her cat so I said I would take him as he'd lived on a finca before and was more suited to country life than apartment life. His name is Puss (as in Pusscat). He is very sweet and playful and will stay in the house for a few days before I introduce him to the other cats outside. He has already met Ruffa and was far from impressed. Infact I heard growling that I thought Ruffa was making, it turned out to be the cat!!
That's about it for today, I will be back with more soon.
Thank you for reading.