No rain today. A little cooler. Very yellow moon.
Today in among the orange trees they were ploughing with 1 donkey. They have a small light plough, no wheel but share as in Europe & quite sharp, made in Czechoslovakia & probably costing £1 – £2. It is hard work but evidently not too much for a strong donkey, & he can plough up a fair-sized patch (this was about 25 yards by 5 yards of ground that had more or less gone back to grass) at one go.
The oranges practically ripe now. We had a few of them (tangerine type) the other day.
Fresh barley today, about 30lb. For Frs. 17.50 or a little less that 1d a lb. This is less than I paid before. In an old stone tank near the house found the decayed head of what may be a dog but I think is a jackal. There are said to be some in this country. In either case a very complete skull, so have put it up on a stick for the insects to get it clean.