It is time to leave the barrio and move onto pastures new - literally. Since moving to the DR I have lived in a villa in a tourist area, a house in a barrio in the middle of the country, and now am off to live in the mountains in the campo. Campo means countryside but also refers to little settlements in the countryside as well. We will be living on a little farm or finca with about 8 tareas of land which is around 5,000 square metres. My plan is to grow all our own fruit and vegetables, have a few chickens for fresh eggs and husband says I need a horse to get around. I am not convinced about the latter as have never been a good rider at the best of times.
|View from house with mountains in the background|
As usual he is doing all of the work at the house before we move in. It is lacking things such as water, electricity, sewage, a kitchen and even walls. He wants to do it all himself and me to only see it when it is all finished and we move in. When moving time arrives I have to go into a hotel for the night and then he will let me know when he, the dogs and cats and furniture are all installed. Not only do I have no say in the colour he is painting the walls, I have no say in anything at all! Ho hum. Still, only 3 weeks more to wait apparently.
The other big news is that at last the book is about to be published. It was sent through to me by the chap doing the layout and design and it now looks like a real book! I have just finished going through it to check for typos so it should not be long now. It will be available as a proper book and also a Kindle version. Once it is ready I will post all details here
We have a new addition to the household. A Siberian Husky called Lobito meaning little wolf. Luckily the other dogs love him and Chivirivo adores him.
He is a tad on the small side though as he is only 10 weeks old but no doubt will grow a little more!
Talking of Chivirico, I am off for the weekend with him to visit a friend who has a farm. His bags have been packed for a week and he is brimming with excitement. Next blog will be Chivirico at the farm. We will also try and get to the beach as he has never seen the sea, nor been to the beach. Should be fun.