Kiersten Rowland - Adventures, Travel & Photography

A personal blog about life in the Alpujarras & beyond

Snow climbing in June in the Sierra Nevada

Snow climbing in June in the Sierra Nevada
3 Jul 2010

All the rain we had during the winter has given us plenty of snow this year. So last week we decided to go snow climbing above Lanjaron near Cerro de Caballo.

A 2 day crossing of the Sierra Nevada in June

A 2 day crossing of the Sierra Nevada in June
2 Jul 2010

This year the Sierra Nevada is different, its still covered in snow, not just a little bit of snow but metres deep amount of snow, thanks to the amount of rain that fell on Andalucia this winter.

A day out with mum & dad

A day out with mum & dad
8 Jun 2010

Mum and dad came for a weeks holiday just recently, this a report of one of our days out.

An update on the chickens

An update on the chickens
7 Jun 2010

As you are aware we got chickens a few months ago so I thought I would give you an update on how they are getting along.

Scorpion! - Buthus occitanus or Buthus ibericus

Scorpion! - Buthus occitanus or Buthus ibericus
6 Jun 2010

So there I was minding my own business weeding away in the veggie garden, when I felt a sharp pain in my finger. I took my glove off to investigate what the problem was but noticed movement to my right ....... a scorpion making a run for it!

A new oven, how hard can it be?

A new oven, how hard can it be?
5 Apr 2010

We had to buy a new oven! Our old one, which was only a year old, was way past its sell buy date.

We got chickens!

We got chickens!
4 Apr 2010

We have discussed getting chickens for a good year now, first of all we decided we were not responsible enough to have some, then a couple of months ago we decided we were.

You learn something new everyday!

You learn something new everyday!
28 Feb 2010

Having given up on the top veggie terrace a long time ago, I didnt even bother to remove old veg, broccoli of various types, potatoes etc. Well ive been up to the terrace and investigated what was happening up there, and things have grown!

Never ending rain and a blocked drive

Never ending rain and a blocked drive
18 Feb 2010

Yesterday we ventured out in between the rain to go buy some plastic to try and stop the leaks in the house. It is then that we noticed our neighbours land was on the move and was partially blocking our drive.

Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil
16 Feb 2010

So there we are in the kitchen, Richard is asking if we have a smaller jug to put the olive oil in, the 5 litre bottle is no that easy to manoeuvre oil into yorkshire pudding trays