The Finca Journal

Some of the most amazing stories of Mallorca’s countryside.
A fig is not a fruit
Nope. A fig is not a fruit

Strictly speaking, figs are inverted flowers, or, better said: inside the rounded fruit of a fig tree is a labyrinth (or cluster) of many flowers and seeds contained within a bulbous stem.

This is how a dowser, a wizard of the earth works

There is much controversy about the Zahori (dowser) method of finding water. Some say that it is not a scientific method, others say that it is infallible. Martin Luther denounced this practice in his writing “Decem praecepta”, in 1518, as an “act of witchcraft.