Tuesday, March 22, 2011

And snow again

Snow again, and beautiful... we were snowed in for 3 days, no electricity, no telephone.. but we had a generator and benzine to be taken from my car to work it...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Winter and painting signs...

Well, winter months, and not much going on.. the shepherds have left for the coastal villages, its raining and raining, so our deposits fill with water, thats a good thing..
As for the water issue, we have collected some 1000 signatures, but the most important thing is, that we have elected a great major, which has put 'water for Kallikratis' as first priority in his term. He took office on the 1st of January, and some 2 weeks later, digging started here in the mountains for a lake reservoir. Its not finished yet, and certainly not a final solution, but its a beginning, and we are confident, that by next summer, we will have a basic water supply here for the animals and our most basic needs.

I have made shampoo, filled oils in small bottles, polished wooden spoons, took a trip up North to see friends and family in Germany, Holland and Denmark for some weeks, and then we had some good company and friends visiting, makes it easier to live in the mountains when friends come by.. I always have some beds ready as well.

This year now, we will also add a little Cafe to our shop, so when visitors come by, we can serve them a coffee, a herbal tea... So, now I am painting signs.., good thing to do in winter