It's one of those days when the sky is cloudless and the air is fresh... just a light breeze! So we ventured outdoors, in the countryside, where else? Nikol is enjoying the sensory experience. Observing carefully the bright hues of trees and flowers, smelling lavender, rosemary and narcissi flowers. Birds chirping in the olive trees … Continue reading Blogging on the spot
The use of herbicides, particularly glyphosate (commonly known as 'roundup') has been debated for years on end. Rightly so, consumers have been expressing their worries to authorities and politicians, particularly to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). A few months ago, MEPs have requested a ban, however, solid decisions seem to be far away. The … Continue reading “Herbicide? No thanks!”
A common topic that crops up (no pun intended) amongst farmers is grafting - or better known in Maltese as tilqim. When is it best to graft? What can be grafted on to what? Has the union been successful? These are questions that commonly arise. Some of the answers are quite logical and such information is … Continue reading Grafting challenge
Organic is a compelling, noble concept. One that should theoretically unite people for a common goal - that of providing safe food for consumption while respecting the environment. But, as it happens with any high-value and niche idea, the term 'organic' has been unjustly hijacked by marketers wanting to make an easy and quick buck. … Continue reading Organic farming – a local perspective.
Finally, I am settling in after the most life-changing experience ever (my husband would say that I'm being dramatically drastic as always... but that's how it truly felt). These past two months were memorable due to the arrival of our baby boy, Nikol (we just had to choose a Maltese name... of course!). He was … Continue reading Back on track!