Another beautiful day. The weather has been just the same as yesterday but this morning we opted for a rural walk.
We parked at Cortijo de Montano and walked a circular route through Cortijo del Fraile and Cortijo del Hornilla along the country paths.
At Cortijo del Fraile, men were busy harvesting iceberg lettuce. Other crops included fennel, parsley, brocolli and celery.
In one field there were rows of different coloured salad plants which we presumed were destined for those fancy packs of salad you see on the supermarket shelves.
We continued to Cortijo del Hornilla where we spotted a pair of Asnos Andaluces in the corral. This rare breed of donkey is considered to be the oldest in Europe (3,000 years).
Returning to Cortijo de Montano we saw an old almond tree in blossom, the first of this winter. It must be an early flowering variety.