Why taking a guided tour? If the mountain is always there, if I can leave when I want and I get it with a map …
Yes, it is true, but half. The guides will help you find the best day to go to the site you want, because every place has its season. They advise us the start and they set the pace and the itinerary without loss, so that ensures that we are able to reach destination or they recommend to change the route.
And especially because they show the richness of flora and fauna that alone, we would hardly see.
The trip to Clots de Rialba with Obaga was one example. We went almost without realizing it, and we did a tour in 5 hours with a relative fatigue. The scenery was spectacular and we were discovering that many plants may only knew by name: carnations of sheperd, blueberries, Rhododendrons, Pulsatilla and seedlings carnivorous. It is a corner of pure nature, magnificent. At first we found horses and at the end, as a gift: vultures, deer and chamois!
Like every year, we do orchard. It has become a routine in the spring, waiting for May and good weather to plant.
It seems to be always the same, but each year is different.
We rotate a little vegetables, we shifted the greenhouse vegetables and do some testing with the vegetable that previous year have not worked. In addition, it is also very important climate. Some May have been so cold that all we had planted has been frozen.
The neighbours told us that before the 15th of May to plant anything, it was risky.
And yes, sometimes it is.
We want to go to the orchard and we like warmth after the long winter, but you can not be in a hurry if you want to replant …
It is work for all of us, but the moments of calm and flavoured vegetables that we eat, it compensates.
It is good to clear the head, relax and get tired physically. So besides healthy is therapeutic!
We have the classics: lettuce, endive, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini and purple potatoes. This year, we have a lot of strawberries and raspberries ready to harvest!