Quinta da Vinagreira


We are Carlos and Cecília and we live in Quinta Vinagreira in Terceira island.
Quinta Vinagreira is our home, where we write our everyday story. It's the canvas where we paint the will of a journey to return to the simplicity of life and happiness.
We try to make the best of our days with the idea that less is more.

"Quinta da Vinagreira" means "Robin farm". The name was given for several different reasons, but the main one is our common love for birds and being at home in our garden. Here in this cozy space, the robin is a common visit. When we are planting, contemplating and collecting things in the garden,  there it is, peeking on us. So this bird is the symbol of the best moments in "Quinta da Vinagreira".

How can we define our living?
Get a general idea
What we love:
Laziness - We assume we love to do nothing, or in other words, everything we wish. So a lot of free time and no conventional job is a condition here.
Pets - we have 8 cats, 3 dogs, 14 chickens, 3 goats and 2 ducks. Now you know where we spend most of our time ;)
Food - We love to eat and cook. No, we are no James Olivier in the kitchen. I love vegetarian cooking and Carlos traditional Portuguese food. The garden is the main inspiration for everyday eating.
Garden - The idea of producing our one food fascinates us and also allows us to spend time in the backyard with the cats, the robins, and the trees ... it's just marvelous.
Books - You will find theme every here in the house ... this is the passion of Carlos and he spends most of his time reading.
Yoga and Meditation - These is my passion, All the places and moments can be a meditation or a connection using my body, my breath, and my heart.
Garbage - the garbage of other is our treasure. We love to recycle and I love to create, adding my story to a peace that has is one story is an incredible spiritual ritual for me. There's nothing new in this house and nothing is finished. This space is like our life, a continuous unfolding project.

If you want to spend the day with us what you can expect:

First of all there never a real plan, on the table, but there are a few things that always happen. You will come to Quinta d Vinagreira and share with us this space, for some is amazing, for others is a nightmare experience. You have to love animals,, especially cats and dogs because you can share the house with us. We will spend time feeding the chickens and search for eggs and take the goats to pasture. Will always cook and a lot of times in our wood stove. When we do so, we love to bake fresh bread.The preparation of the meal will involve also collecting something from the garden.

Many things can happen, sometimes we go to the garden, cut wood, do mornings walk, take a swim in the near sea, go to the local marketplace to by some fish and vegetables, collect seaweeds, berries in the wild. If You come in one of my Yoga class days you can accompany me at the end of the day to a class in Angra city.
I could keep listing things, but as I told before we also never know what will happen because life is always mysterious and full of wonder.

1 comentário:

  1. Bom dia, eu sou a Sónia uma amiga da Veronica e gostava de ter o vosso numero de telefone que não consigo encontrar aqui...
    o meu tel é 960 229 691


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