|The peacock staying out of the sun and out of the way of the machinery|
|A work in progress|
|Drying coffee beans|
|Sourdough in the background|
|Garden looking tidy (for once) with the Artichokes well advanced|
|Tomorrow nights Broad Bean Bruschetta awaiting harvest|
It was a fabulous day with all the jobs done. How very satisfying to have gotten up early and steadily worked away washing, cleaning, mowing, pruning, edging, composting and making food. These are those deeply satisfying days when you finally sit down there is this amazing sense of achievement and progress.
And we finally did sit down at 4 with our visitors and celebrated the day and their company with home made wine (2012 Sparkling Semillon, 2013 un-oaked Semillon, 2012 Tannat) and food (Taramasalata, Greek meat balls with Oregano and Mint, Socca, Silverbeet and Radicchio Quiche and two cheeses Provolone and Havarti with freshly made biscuits). After sunset there were farewells, a quick clean-up and restful sleep.