El burro

My Ma and Pa have done their anual winter retreat to our farm in Spain. They while away about half the year there and rent out the farm house for the rest of the time. It's where I got married  last August and is both very beautiful and pretty wild, proper rural Espana!  

Our farm  has just taken on an even more rustic note with the addition of our newest farm yard guest, our very own donkey! I just received these pictures in my inbox today from a very excited Dad, who plans to use the yet to be named burro to pull the cart which is used to collect all the harvested cherries, apples, figs and chopped wood. Mum and dad are dotty about animals in general and so is our friend Juan, who looks after the farm when we're not there. He assures us she is very friendly, I can't wait to meet her.

The farm looks very different at this time of year with snowy peaks and frosty mornings, a far cry from the heady days of summer where you wallow by the pool, creeping from one shady patch to the next - see below.

The house is available to rent through the following website, www.ownersdirect.com, this will give you available dates and prices etc. I may be biased, but in my opinion (and that of all our wedding guests) it really is one of those places that takes your breath away and of course, now there is a donkey to complete the experience!