Some days you just never know who will be at the door…

Well, we certainly don’t get visitors like this in Bexhill on Sea!

Hay dias cuando nunca se sabe quien va a tocar a la puerta!

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I took these photos just a few minutes ago (15:30) and seeing how dry and washed out the colours of the “campo” already look confirm that it’s going to be a long hot summer here in Andalucia.

The track that runs past our house is the GR7, a long distance footpath that runs from Southern Spain through to Alsace in France. Fortunately for the goats, they were only going a little way to graze under some nearby olive trees.


42 thoughts on “Some days you just never know who will be at the door…

  1. How brilliant – I would have been attempting to lure a couple of them into the back garden! They look wonderfully fit with beautiful shiny coats.
    That reminds me of a bit in Paul Richardson’s “A Late Dinner,” where he takes part in an old fashioned sheep drive up ancient roads in the middle of Spain – right through the center of Madrid. I was particularly interested in the account of chorizo and bacalao wrapped in cloth, that served as staple rations, keeping well in the heat, for the duration of the journey 😉

    1. Big Man would have had one on the bbq before the goatherd even noticed if he’d been here at the time 😉 I love how you know about all these amazing books. I looked it up and am going to order it when I get back to England (by the way, I got your cazuela this week!). I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the series (the first one is the best) called Un Pais Para Comerselo. It features the two main actors from Cuentamé Como Paso who are good friends in real life and they travel to different parts of Spain to enjoy the food and drink. It’s really interesting and the dynamic between them is brilliant!

      1. I’ve got a lamb, chorizo and chickpea dish bubbling away in the oven – I’m sure a bit of goat would enhance the flavor!
        Thanks for getting the cazuela – it will be an absolute joy to cook with one again.
        I’ve never heard of Un Pais Para Comerselo, but I’ll have to have a look for it on the web – it sounds like my kind of TV – perhaps a bit Two Greedy Italians…

      2. Very much like two greedy Italians! Your dish in the oven sounds muy rico. I am afraid that Big Man and I are putting on weight these few weeks here (not at all what the doctor ordered!) but everyone wants to take us out for meals…it’s hard to say no! Will see if we can fit a goat in the roof box 😉

      3. I think I definitely qualify as a greedy, though I tend to think of it as being “hungry” and blmae cycling!
        I found lots of Un Pais Para Comerselo on YouTube and watched the one on Barcelona to make myself homesick 😉

      4. Oh glad you found it – hope you enjoyed it J And I think with all that cycling around London you do, you deserve a medal for bravery as well as plenty of food to refuel!

    1. I think they’re happy goats – they get to scramble around the countryside all day and if they ever have to go down a main road (or sometimes even through the village), everyone just stops to let them go by…most people don’t even comment on it, it’s such an everyday thing but it still makes me smile, even after all these years!

  2. What a fabulous sight – and to think the trail winds up all of Spain, across France to end practically in Germany!!! If they had had little bells around their necks it would have been quite a concerto 🙂 ! You talk of ‘Two Greedy Italians’ . . . well, odd as it may seem I am so thoroughly enjoying ‘The Hairy Bikers'” latest series from England . . . watched an hour on potatoes a few nights back and I do not even eat them!! Oh, did you know the best vodka in the world comes from Hampshire potatoes? Has won every comp worldwide . . .

    1. I enjoy The Hairy Bikers programmes too – it’s great when you have a programme when you can see that the dynamic between the presenters is genuine and the do present some “proper” recipes and food! My god daughters come from Hampshire and are of the age to appreciate vodka – shall have to ask them to do some research for me J

      1. A little of both – most herds here are quite small and belong to an extended family so they will milk some and make cheese and the rest for meat.

    1. Can you imagine how people must have made massively long treks on horseback (if they were lucky) or on foot. Amazing. And it’s lovely to be here, soaking it all up!

  3. I’d love to get visits like that haha! Our visitors are usually from Tecnocasa asking us if we want to buy another home! I love goats, wouldn’t want to eat one though (too cute!).

      1. So you had better get those cushions on the sofa plumped up for your odiferous new besties Ms Chica 😉

  4. That, as some might say here in Texas, is a ‘fine howdy-do’! Can’t think of anything that would delight and amuse me more than to open my door to that vision. 😀

  5. Lots of goats . Try to make recipes ” SATE ” goat ? Menu SATE Goat is very popular in Indonesia once .

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