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Making the best of Crete

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The time is passing so fast here. We are spending are time on the farm harvesting thyme and various herbs. When we aren’t harvesting things we are crafting and making things. Yesterday I found some great material on the beach to make a basket out of. Then we took a ride up the mountain to our friend annes house and she had this plant that she didn’t want there anymore. So we directed little Leo to prune it and he literally spent hours taking it out… Turns out it was papyrus the original paper. So I ended up using the papyrus to weave the basket with… It was a beautiful basket. Today we harvested all sorts of gorgeous herbs and made smudge sticks out of them. Today on our way down to the beach we decided to check out another direction that we hadn’t seen yet. We found some many amazing geodes and rocks… we collected a bunch and we will make some mandalas back at the farm.
The other day we ventured into the village of kouvasi. We got super lucky and didn’t have to walk all the way there we hitch hiked and then we had the energy to walk through the village. We walked all the way to the top of the town and it was so beautiful so see all the old architecture. Mostly the town was in ruins but there were some very gorgeous refurbished buildings. Make me think I want to have a flat in an old village. We found some incredible plum trees and some almonds… Its a shame as most of the almonds are rotten or full of bugs… I guess in the industry the almonds are heavily sprayed to prevent bugs etc… Organic almonds please!
I am loving all the fresh vegetables… I will never get sick of greek salad… tomatoes, cucumber, homemade capers, feta…and paxi madi ( dried barley husk bread) its the best! Little Leo is turning 5 on monday! We are going to be celebrating with our new friends here in Crete! We only have about a week left here before we head to another island! I don't really want to leave yet! The more time you pass the longer you want to stay!

Posted by OhanaNomads 10:00 Archived in Greece Tagged farm herb vontania

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