A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Sadly, my last blog was a bit precipitous.


Sadly, my last blog was a bit precipitous. Spring has come and gone, but will it return?

This image shows a Large Cayenne.

This image shows a Large Cayenne – but will we ever see these at Casa Tyr this summer? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s chilly today. And windy. And rather cloudy. My newly-planted squash plants are happy with this weather, as are the potatoes –  but my poor tomatoes and hot peppers want the quilt back on!


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!

4 thoughts on “Sadly, my last blog was a bit precipitous.

  1. We have been up and down too. in the 30s at night last weekend, up to 92 tomorrow. but we’ve also had lots of rain so everything is green and lush, especially my lawn now that Robert finally mowed it! The grass was so long that the dog and I startled a muskrat out the other night. He was totally hidden till he came waddling out!


    • Yes, it has been a crazy year for weather everywhere, I think! Hope your usual flower planting isn’t too late this year – we had such a poor winter that our winter veg (cabbage, cauli etc) totally missed being planted!

      Muskrat? Wow, didn’t know you were in the wilds of Syracuse! 🙂


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