There you go, as you can see, weather was permitting (although note the dark clouds gathering overhead…) and we spent a few hours up at Villa, watering the newly planted vines (23 of the 25 have definitely survived, and the two that haven’t have been damaged by some careless passing animal), strimming back a load of weeds and spraying the vines, apple and pear trees and the potatoes with Bordeaux mixture before the heavens opened. On the way back we stopped in the village of Tresana. We had long looked at something just off the road there, which looked very much like a fish farm, so I thought let’s check it out. And lo and behold, it is a fish farm mainly stocked with trout. I love fresh trout and Susan’s brother and family are coming for a holiday over here this weekend, so I asked them to put 5 fish aside for me on Saturday for a welcome dinner. Mmmh, can’t wait.