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Old 11-21-2010, 02:27 PM
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Default Hola from Catalonia, Spain

Just joined the forum - loads of info here - a great resource.
We have about 8 acres halfway up a hill in the province of Catalonia, Spain. 200 olive trees, 15 almonds, and a bunch of carobs.

We relocated here from England nearly 4 years ago - lived in a trailer whilst our (illegal) house was built, dug a well and started on the route to self-sufficiency.

Kids (15 & 13) now fluent in the two local languages, 20 chickens, a tractor that works occasionally and not enough hours in the day. Now looking for a donkey.

I still do some internet work from the UK, but otherwise we have had to look to ourselves for the hateful money.

Now is olive harvest here - and we have some really really good oil this year (I would say that) and are now picking olives to sell to the local mills.

Two vegetable growing seasons also helps. We have come a long way so far, with a lot to do. Somebody very helpfully said that you can only do what you can do - works for me.

Looking forward to hearing from you all
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:39 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

I love Spanish olive oil!
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:26 PM
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Welcome from Maine.
You sound busy. Busy keeps me out of trouble!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:47 AM
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Welcome from someone whose great-grandfather was from Andalusia and great-grandmother from the Canary Islands
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:22 PM
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Thanks for all the replies - busy IS good.

Looking forward to learning a lot from all you guys.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:13 PM
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Hola! I definetly envy you!...I lived in spain from 91-93 in Rota....i miss it sooo much! good people and good way of life and awesome food!....miss the chorizo, jamon serano, manchego cheese...the tapa bars and of course the beautiful women!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:03 PM
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welcome,,,the wife and i just love EVOO. could ya send us some,,lol,,glad you are hear,,,look forward to your post
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to Backwoods Home! I love to see people living the self-reliant life all over the world.
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." --Cicero
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