Every Monday, we catch approximately 30 kilos of trout to sell to our friend, Roberto. His smoked trout business is doing well. In fact, the demand is so great that he called last night and asked if we would catch another 18 kilos today. It's encouraging... of course, we have no sights on becoming anything other than a small scale trout business, but we're so grateful for Roberto's loyalty.
Monday morning, the sun was incredibly intense. At 9 am, the thermometer read 35°C/95 °F! It was sweltering hot, which is highly unusual up at our altitude. However, by 11 am, the clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped to 23°C/73.5°F... then the rain came later in the afternoon. It's been raining for a few hours consistently every day for the past week and everything is looking green and fresh. It's lovely. It was raining really hard tonight and the river rose over a foot covering many of the rocks... first time this season it's been so high. The shelter Kevin built over the aqueduct opening is serving its purpose well, too.
Kevin and I have been keeping busy. Kevin is building garage doors for our carport. These doors will match the garage doors he built a couple of months ago. Not only will it look so much better, it will provide a little more security. Right now, everything is out in the open... it's a carport, so it's a bit messy with wood, tools, plus odds and ends so it doesn't look as tidy as we'd like. Of course, as luck would have it, the current floor is not flush... the roof line is not straight either... Kevin will have to perform a little magic to install functional doors while making it cosmetically pleasing (my first priority, of course). It's a lot of work, but my Kevin loves a challenge... and I'm sure he will figure it all out masterfully.
Our garden is doing well. Our potatoes are growing like crazy. Our tomatoes are as well. I can't wait for them to ripen. It seems like it's taking forever. I should write in a log book when I plant the seeds, when I transplant them into the garden beds and when they're ready to harvest. I'm not that organized, I'm afraid. We have two huge winter squash plants that have recently sprawled across two beds and we've noticed two squashes making their appearance. I can't wait to make soup! Yum!