Getting Dirty and Green (If you know what I mean)

February in the Azores is known to bring strong winds and nasty weather.

While the temperature is relatively mild compared to many other places, it is usually in the 60’s here in wintertime, when you add 40 mile an hour wind and rain.. Brrrr it is cold.

Knowing spring is near, we are busy at work on our garden. Over the past few days, we have tilled the soil, and planted kale, green onions, rosemary, potatoes, and lavender (for my herb garden)and we are just getting started!

Dirty and green, sore arms feel so good
Dirty and green, sore arms feel so good
Planting Kale
Planting Kale
Rich Fertile Soil of the Azores
Rich Fertile Soil of the Azores

We live in a small cottage built by my sweetheart in a tiny village. The whole village is alive and at work, preparing the soil for crops.Every morning  I look out our kitchen window and see our garden, a beautiful stream, and our neighbors garden. Ahhh, the beauty of transformation. Living with and off the land.

As The Seasons Change, So do our Gardens
View from My kitchen Window: As The Seasons Change, So do our Gardens

More signs of spring, Fresh fruit!

The strawberry guava is beginning to ripen, and there is nothing as delicious as picking and eating fruit straight off the tree..I have eaten so much strawberry guava these past few days,we picked enough to make jam, but we ended up eating it all!

Mmmm Strawberry Guava
Mmmm Strawberry Guava (In Portuguese known as Aracais)
In love with This Tree! Strawberry Guava
In love with This Tree! Strawberry Guava

Most people here don’t grow lawns, we grow food.

There is nothing more beautiful than getting back to our roots….

If you can, grow your own food. Or support local organic farmers. There is nothing more satisfying than eating fresh organic food,  from our very own garden. No more GMO crops.. Food Revolution begins with us..

Stay tuned, I will post pictures of the garden as it grows..~Yogini Tiff

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2 thoughts on “Getting Dirty and Green (If you know what I mean)

  1. rina

    I do love the view:) again the area where you live reminds me of Hawaii the vegetation:) I can’t wait to eat some of your fresh vegetables:)Aracais Yes 🙂 enjoy them 🙂 Have a cool day enjoy life:)

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