Life on a Finca: farming, Mallorcan style

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While in Mallorca last week, we visited old friends who have made it their home and have swapped farming in the Scottish Borders for life on a Finca on the island. The setting is pretty spectacular, overlooked by the Serra de Tramuntana.

Nestled in the Vall de Sóller, the views all ’round take in the peaks of Puig Major, Puig de l’Ofre and Es Cornadors.

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They wake each morning to the sound of cockerels and are surrounded by grape vines, banana and palm trees, orange, lemon and olive groves.     A little slice of paradise.

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As is the case throughout the island, water is a precious commodity and scarce for much of the growing season.

Centuries ago, it was conquered by the Moors, who introduced the windmills and the stone-built irrigation systems still in use today.

It was fascinating to see these up close and to learn about them.

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The stone walls and terraces, everywhere, were eye-candy to this girl (most likely a stonemason in another life!).

I’ll leave the photos to do the rest of the talking…

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It might be a bit overpopulated for my liking, but this cat thinks it’s just another day in paradise.

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