Posted by: gypsytales | January 15, 2010

It’s still raining and cold at Chacra Millalen

view from our room

After breakfast we received our chores for the day and first up, Barry and I were on bathroom duty along with Lena.  The bathrooms were quite messy because of the rain so they needed a good cleaning.   No toilet paper is flushed down the toilet so all the used toilet paper is thrown into a bin next to the toilet.  Keep reading to find out what we do with the used toilet paper. 

booting up for the garden

Tori from the States holding lettuce for planting


Late morning the rain began to lift and it was off to the garden.  Today we spent time weeding the vegetable garden and transplanting lettuces.  I was quite surprised to find that I found the weeding to be quite therapeutic. 

Part of the fun each morning is gearing up for the work.  The boots are a fabulous asset and I love walking around the farmyard in mine.  The food is out of this world, fresh from the garden every day. 

veggie garden

Not once since we’ve been here (writing this almost a week later) have we eaten the same meal twice. 

lunch fresh from the garden

Apart from being an organic farm Fabio and Josephine are vegetarians in summer and both Barry and I are surprised that we are not missing meat at this stage.  We also haven’t had any coffee, chocolates, fizzy drinks or processed food in almost a week and we are really feeling the health benefits.



  1. Actually, I’m not too sure I WANT to know what you do with used toilet paper!!!!

  2. You guys are living everyones dream. I was fortunate enough to have visited Chile – Santiago, Punta Arenas and Punta Natales where we visited the Patagonia Fjords and Glaciers. I will definately visit Chile again and also make a effort to visit Aregentina. I read your Blogs and Barry, your photography is great!

  3. What you had to clean the toilet, that must be fun for you Franny

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