Friday, 31 July 2015
Thursday, 30 July 2015
A fragrant start to the morning, decent coffee, Marions sublime sourdough, and harvesting over 5kg basil,
And then, because it's Thursday there is Imogen's extraordinary baked egg custard to look forward to....Picture to follow.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
There are days when you think "Why am l working myself to the point where I'm not able to see straight for tiredness? "
Then, you climb onto the porch, kick off your boots and discover that one of several (!!!) potential donaters of deliciousness has called by to make it all worth it again ..mmmmm.....Thank you, I suspect, to 'Fairy Peaplant'.
And I can work it all off again later.....
p.s. 'Twas lucky 'trailer trash kitty' didn't get her fuzzy paws on it first...she knows a good feed when she smells one...
Monday, 27 July 2015
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
This is the 'rain train' a neat little bit of driven by water power technology, preparing the 'drier than the Serengeti' ground prior to leek planting earlier this week .
No need for it now, the long awaited rains are drumming on the roof of the mobile, as I contemplate donning a waterproof for the first time in weeks.....
The chickens want to be let outside, they will change their tiny little minds when they see this weather!
Thursday, 23 July 2015
After planting out six 'n a half thousand baby leeks, the local corvids find it the height of hilarity to pull them out again - what larks - for them!
It's enough to make one question the sanity of this 'wildlife friendly farming'
Feels more like 'doing battle with'
All (farm) hands on deck - boys making holes with the hi-tec 'tridents' for the leeklets, Girls behind putting 'em in. But don't worry; we do all swap jobs in the name of equality; and to save our backs.
Sweetcorn in the background only two weeks from being ready..mmmmm
Now to erect the 'anti badger marauding' electric fence, they love a bit of corn on (and off) the cob -
See? Constant Battling
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
All the Winter leeks planted now, transferred from their nursery seedbed. out to their 'grown up', growing on beds. All hands were on deck; extra help called in; the last 'monster' job of the Summer; done.
Now just got to keep on top of the hoeing... watering...feeding...then harvest...fettle..send them out.
and that's just one crop of many...
Been meaning to start on this for quite a while, but waiting til everything is done would
To paraphrase wise and encouraging friend Kate "The only way to start, is to get started"
Now how to get photos from phone to here
Here's a lovely action shot of two chaps with tridents...Looks like they're practising their country dancing....
Whats for dinner?
Who will read this stuff?
Kind friends mostly..one hopes.
It's as much, if not more, about the writing, as it is about being read
A bit like 'Big Girls Show and Tell'
Starting with "Classy Trailer Trash Kitty on a Bin"