A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

The lazy days of summer?


When I think of summer, I tend to think of long, slow, lazy days. Days spent lounging around the pool, with very little to do but sip from a glass of chilled white wine. Paint my nails. Read. That sort of thing.

Well, I’d better come swiftly down to earth with a bump, because that’s just not the way life is! In fact, with every passing year the summers seem to get busier and busier!

OK, so it starts with our huge gardens. The top garden, near the house, is full of a variety of squash plants. Butternut, crookneck, delicata, potimarron. Plus a couple of melon plants.

The bottom garden? Okra, 4 kinds of peppers, lettuce, sweet corn, 10 different types of tomatoes. And it’s all going great guns. And they all need weeding, feeding, neeming, watering. Whew!

Add Lujos to the mix, and the odd spot of photography and video, and it makes for a pretty busy summer. Oh yeah, and now pop in some visits from family, just in case we are in danger of getting bored!

Top veggie garden, Casa Tyr

Squash !! (photo by Kenton@imagenary.co.uk)

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 “The lazy days of summer?

  1. I think you need to re-title your posts to “From life in the fast lane to an even faster lane in Spain!”
    Best wishes, Jan