Pickling

September 27, 2008

Thought you might like to see the results of the pickling. Here is Stefan and his auntie who spent hours doing all this.

‘Couldn’t we just buy some from a shop? I said.

We went walking with the dogs and picked loads of mushrooms. Usually we never see anyone on our walks apart from the shepherds. Today, they were several people looking for the best mushroom spots. Now what are we going to do with all these mushrooms?

rush hour in Kipilovo

September 25, 2008

September jobs

September 25, 2008

Bulgarians (well, those in the countryside) are always madly busy doing things that I can’t keep up with. They’re pickling peppers and bags of vegetables for the winter, the walnuts are being picked from the trees and wood is being sawed into neat sizes for the wood-burning stoves, grapes are being gathered¬†to make rakiya and wine.¬†It is very funny to watch as it is almost a collective action. I feel I should be doing the same. Stefan is now buying peppers from the market so he can pickle them – I ask if we have enough jars? enough lids?