A wrap up of our time in Olabe
My partner and I have been staying at a farm in scenic and historic Basque Country. The farm is called Olabe. In the time we have stayed, we have built a yurt and a rock pathway, and helped in a number of ongoing projects like clearing brambles, fencing and removing part of a rock wall. We have also had time to see some fantastic sites and sights along the coastline and in the hills.
We met a lot of warm and generous people. We helped a neighbour move his cattle to a different field and had a ball doing so! It was a beautiful morning in the hills.
Later that day, he dropped us off home made chorizo! Our host Joseba recommended frying it.
Every day after this, he would drop us off half a dozen lemons, or a huge cauliflower, or a couple of giant leeks. Neighbourly!
Speaking of food, every meal looked like a different version of this; hearty and healthy and cooked by a fabulous chef with real love!
The countryside is beautiful. Mountainous, pine forested, the sky like a massive cerulean-blue bowl upturned onto us.
Spotted a lot of fascinating nature that I had never seen in real life before! Like Fly Agaric. Although I have crocheted a lot of this very mushroom in the past, I had only seen it in photos.
We learned some valuable lessons about building, research, connecting to people, landscaping, baking, kittens and children.
Again, the beautiful landscape. There is a rich history to the culture of the Basque Country; I am overjoyed to be able to have been amongst it, even for only a short time. This was taken near the Argiñeta in Ellorrio. A very old cemetery with an interesting take on burial…not earth burial, cremation or sky burial.
Lastly, time for the appreciation of lollies and treats I have never seen before!