It has been raining all night.
Well, the mushrooms are
happy, the chestnuts are swelling, the quinces are putting on weight,
the winter cabbages are drinking. The tomatoes are bursting.
acorns are falling, and the pigs are gobbling. The sheep have been
locked into a grassy enclosure so as not to eat the falling chestnuts
before we can begin harvesting in early November.
Tim Clinch arrived, fresh from Burgundy, where he has been photographing great wine houses for Le Pan Magazine
week he is coming down a notch and staying at our B&B, where he is
running his five night photography course. Food and Travel; portraits,
still life, village and landscapes. Platescapes.
Of course we shall be eating and drinking, and we shall also visit 5 Jotas
we will see how their exquisite Ibérico hams are produced. The piglets
are followed through life; by careful selection, breeding, and diet.
They lead a life spent out in the perfect dehesa landscape of
wildflowers, grasses, roots, herbs, autumn mushrooms and acorns.
This is how the dehesa looks in springtime!