February 2018 | Terra do Milho

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In the morning, when we get up I see our goat Bianca through the window. She is looking though the window into our sleeping room, thinking: “maybe they are up and bring me some food”… So the morning starts; and our little farming story. After breakfast I go down to the goats to feed and …

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Garden layout We live about 6 km from the town of Monchique , which is a pittoresk town in the hinterlands of the Algarve. In the town there are many terraces where people keep their vegetable gardens, mostly from people who live in town. Our friends Anna and Carlos, who live in town decided to share  …

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Clearing land with goats

Every year in January and February we walk the goats over our terraced orchard. Yes! Right though our orchard. Clearing land with goats and having fruittrees at the same time is very possible. We have about 80 fruittrees on our terraced land. In summer the trees are irrigated and nothing much grows under the trees. …

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