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August Rain & Village Politics - 16 August 2011

About bloody time. Thursday we had the first rain fall for 6 weeks and my vegtable patch certainly needed it. I can now take a few days off from the daily hose work. My only fear is that due to the down pour the cucumbers may well start up again, just as I finished picking the last lot.

The tempreature has also dropped to quite a pleasant 25C instead of the very hot 35C, this is my first day in long trousers this month, and the first night when I haven't woken up in a sweat!

The food production this year has met and exceeded all targets so even if the global economy completely blows up I shall not be hungry this year, I have even had to invest in some more jars as I have filled over 100 jars with tomatoes, carrots and pickles, as well as strung 400 onions and dried 15kg of beans. The 'domashno' which will be 'stilled' into rakis has about 20 days of fermenting to go and I live in a tobacco growing area of Bulgaria. So should I so wish I have beer, cigarettes, food. Without spending a penny and without giving a penny to those nice people in the tax office! The best thing is it is actually not as much work as you would think, and you really don't need that much space to grow it either. I have sown a second crop of french beans, have winter cabbages just beginning to set, as well as broccoli, and leeks to provide a bit of fresh veg throught the winter. I should point out that I am in no way a garden expert and three years ago I was a complete novice, I still have too many weeds.

Coming up next month is the election of the village mayor, why in fact does a village of 300 residents need an elected mayor I think is just a fall back to communist era party political overlord in every village. So everyone knows though, politics in Bulgarian villages, is just as corrupt as nataional and european politics. Our current 'Kimet' who has won the last four election, held a meeting to put forward candidates for the post, basically behind close doors and only invited people who were going to vote for him. The outcome our up coming election (of which I shall not be taking part) will have one candidate. Democracy works!


 
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