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Another Room (Almost) FINISHED!
We've been working away on the lounge renovation over the last three months: plastering, plumbing,…
Planting Potatoes in the Rain – Spring Garden Tour 2024
This is Portugal during a very wet spring! We've had a lot of rain over…

Why DON’T We Work on ONE Room at a Time?!

In this video we start work on the new bathroom plumbing, running hot and cold…
Do Hardware Store LED Panels Work as Grow Lights?
Our seedlings are coming along nicely although it's not all good news. Some of them…
The Tent is Down, Long Live the Tent!
Today is a big day - the tent that we've called "home" for the last…

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