Here in the Costa Blanca we are hoping for rain and a drop in temperatures. A few weeks ago at the end of August there was a sudden drop from the fierce dry heat of summer, a couple of days of torrential rain, and we were all lulled into a false sense of relief. The summer was over: the weather was becoming bearable. It would soon be time for walking in the hills, cycling, and enjoying other outdoor pursuits that the oppressive heat of summer makes impossible.
Then the temperatures went up again and the summer weather has continued until now. It was 32 degrees centigrade today. Still too hot to walk the donkeys too far. Too hot to cycle up the mountain roads. Too hot to spend more than half an hour digging the vegetable patch.
Well, why complain? It is the weekend and the heat is a good excuse to do nothing. I just love watching the donkeys eating. Listening to the rhythmic chomping of the feed. Their feed is about 70% straw, with about 10% alfalfa for flavour and 20% forage for nourishment.
And if that’s not entertaining enough, watch Greek donkey dancing.