So titled because Señora Mermelada is how I am known in Spain and these are photographs of the garden and its abundant produce that I turn into marmalades, jams, chutneys and liqueurs whilst there, with a couple of shots of the production process thrown in for good measure. When we get there next week neighbours will arrive with clean, emptied jars and expectant expressions in eager anticipation of this trip's batch. My Mermelada Volcanica (Chilli Jam) is particularly popular. In return they keep an eye on the property while we are away.
When I took over responsibility for the family property in 2005 the house was falling down (literally) and the garden was an overgrown wilderness. With help from our super gardener, Perran Houghton (V4) our builders Monasor, cartloads of money and hard graft on Garrath's and my part we have transformed the property into a pleasant, watertight, nicely decorated holiday home with a lovely, productive garden. The herb garden is my particular pride and joy (V's 2 & 10). FYI V1 is one of our two incredibly
productive fig trees, hence the fig chutney in V5.
So here are photographs of the reason why I won't be around much until the end of September as we have no internet connection there. Plenty photos afterwards though as I am taking 2x16Gb, 2x32Gb, 1x64Gb memory cards plus a 2Tb external hard disk with me - along with 144 jars and lids!Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.
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