A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

And so the rains


We need it, the campo needs it, the reservoirs need it. But we dread it every  year. What is it? The rainy season!

Normally, we get 4-5 days of rain followed by a long period of better weather. This was totally turned on its head last year, because we had 4 months of (almost) solid rain! That was pretty unusual weather, even by mountain standards.

Last year, the rains all through Andalucia were so dramatic that roads were swept away, even one of the motorways near Granada! (it looks really impressive to see tarmac ripped and broken apart by the rain – you just hope you aren’t that unlucky motorist to be driving on the road when it happens!)

There was so much rain for so long last year, that we were rather “rained out”. We couldn’t dry clothes, the winter veg we had planted was washed away, the dogs developed skin conditions and mildew appeared in the bedroom. But we were lucky, as many in the village had roofs that leaked badly!

So we’re hoping this year is a more normal mix of rain/good weather. Watch this space – you just know I’ll tell you because (as our daughter always tells us) we farmers are obsessed with the weather!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “And so the rains

  1. Hi There –

    Hopefully you get the rain that you need, and then no more than that!

    The rains have to have something to do with the wonderful olive oil that you are able to produce on your farm.

    Merry Christmas to Lujos!