Monday, 9 September 2013

I Never Claimed to be Any Good!

I was told the other day that I am in fact rather crap at his farming life, which made me chuckle. I never claimed to be any good, which is always a fantastic starting point. However, it seems that if you live where I do, you must be the worlds greatest farmer.

It often surprises people that I grow so many fruits, yet eat so few of them, but I didn't move to Casa Chaos for the fruit. I moved here for a million other reasons, including the challenge. I think this is where many people just do not get what I am doing, and why I am here.

Did I ever want to own a Mango farm, hell no, but it came with the house, and I make the best I can with what I was given. Apparently, that is the wrong attitude to have, and I should embrace the sickly smell of mango's and fight with other people for the business.

Unlike many other farmers in the area, I do not rely on the income from the fruit, and as long as it makes me a bit, I can give some fruit to the food project, and the chickens have a summer of delicious treats I am happy. But it seems this is considered wrong, and that I am crap at being a farmer! So, there you go, I am rubbish, do I care nope!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You have mangoes in Spain? Thats super amazing!!! Are you saying the chickens get treats of mangoes? I would love to be a chicken in your garden ; ). Love the photos. I am glad I found the site. Will visit often. Regards from Jersey!