Mum, can I have a goat for Christmas?

With Christmas just weeks away, and no doubt the children are already planning their gifts…. Olive Tree Farm decided to do something different! We have a wonderful selection of animals here, goats, pigs, a sheep, and a variety of birds, all of which are keepers, and all of which give huge enjoyment to the people that…

What a week!

It has been a very busy week here at Olive Tree Farm, and there have quite a few ups and downs….. Having animals is hard work. Making sure they are safely housed, fed a good diet, exercised, put to bed in the evening and let out early hours, takes a lot of time. We prepare…

Christmas Craft Fairs with Olive Tree Farm

It has been a busy few weeks here at Olive Tree Farm…… as well as baking seasonal cakes and making Chutney from as many of our home grown vegetables as possible, we have also developed our own Olive Wood Candle holders and hand painted signs.     Using reclaimed wood for the signs, they are…

Spring is in the air…..

Spring is in the air at Olive Tree Farm….. It’s planting time … We have spent the last few months accumulating piles of  horse manure (courtesy of the local stables, Rancho Luz del Sol), which together with our own dung from the pigs, chickens and goats, added up to about a ton of fantastic fertiliser….

February Update

When we came to Spain, 10 years ago, we had a vague notion of achieving a level of self sufficiency. You know the kind of thing – growing some vegetables, maybe keeping a few chickens ….. Work commitments and life in general meant that we just never seemed to get around to actually doing it,…