Our first oranges and mandarines already in the trees!

Our first oranges and mandarines already in the trees!

The constant cycle of nature in our orange trees

Hi again Martirinas followers! Time flies and seasons with it. Although , we might be living in a time where seasons meaning is no longer so precise and we are getting used to the caprices of weather, seasons continue to mark months as they go by, in our daily routine.  Now that we are in that special moment where the Spring is about to end before the Summer starts, we share with you the latest on our oranges and mandarines. A Zen proverb explains perfectly how trees adapt wisely to seasons change, to end up giving us their fruits.

Orange Blossom explosion, with its hypnotic scent and visual pleasure, has helped orange flowers to open themselves little by little until finally falling to earth, before reappearing magically transformed into tiny dark green oranges, scattering all around the trees. This is a magic moment reminding us how continuos or even hectic is the life cycle of nature. In Martirinas family, we have all the energy and willingness to follow it and share it with you.

 

Already immersed in the coming season, and now pampering our trees

We have proudly  finished harvesting our delicious Lane Late oranges and we are already immersed in preparing the coming season, with little and tiny oranges already in the trees. It is now time to pamper our fruit trees so that they can get all the energy and nutrients that are needed throughout the fruit´s growing and ripening. Tasks such as tree pruning and measuring irrigation frequency according to soil and weather conditions, are now vital.

Charm & Tradition in our orange grooves; a unique experience

Speaking of irrigation systems, various methods continue to be used nowadays in the so-called huertos de naranjos, from the traditional riego a manta (surface flooding) trough canals to the modern drip irrigation systems.  We share these nice pictures of canals transporting water from the irrigation pool to the lower orange orchads. Just imagine how wonderful and unique it is to experience this for one day….Because we all now that even if methods do change, we still love charming traditions that continue to be extremely useful and important these days.

As we always do, we will keep you updated with the latest news coming from the activity  in our huerto. stay tuned to get the latest news from Martirinas ; )

 

 

 

It’s time to celebrate!

It’s time to celebrate!

Let’s celebrate #IWD2018 today and everyday

 

Today #8M it is a day to celebrate. Happy International Women´s Day! #IWD18. This year  motto for the celebration is #TimeIsNow and it is perfect for us. As in life, it is always the right moment to begin something and to keep on improving it. When we first sat foot on the adventure of Martirinas, we had many doubts since nothing is ever perfect at the beginning. We were lucky to follow the advice of our friend @AnaCarrauMinguez, founder of #InspiradasValencia: “The important thing is somehow to begin”, a vital motto for everyday life and for those starting a business.

 

 

 

TOUCHÉES BY A GLOBAL HALO OF HOPE

This year, as many others, we had been exposed to sad and unfair news around women in the media. Nevertheless, we have been also surprised by a great halo of hope globally, with courageous movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp in United States or #NiUnaMenos in Spain. This year the defense of women´s rights is global and puts special emphasis on rural women. Martirinas wants to congratulate all the rural women that turn each day into a revolution, by feeding their families or starting a business that helps consolidate and grow local communities.

 

 

EVERYONE UNITED FOR A BETTER WORD

We can all contribute to a world which is more fair, equal and respectful with its environment and with its inhabitants. There are still many things left to do but women are already and motion. There is no time to lose, from the workplace, in our families we can all celebrate that we are here to foster a better XXI century. On a day like today, we acknowledge with gratitude and admiration the great progress achieved by previous generations of women that had preceded us and the example of those who continue to inspire us with movements such us #SheInspiresMe. Happy International Women´s Day to all the mothers, aunties, sisters, cousins, grandmothers, friends, colleagues and entrepreneurs…and all working women.

Make this day and all the rest a better day for everyone!