Friday, January 27, 2012

Flying Saucers land again

Oh no!! another reminder of times gone by (when I had more hair and less beard!)
see the BBC One Show clip on youtube; or the 20th Jan 'One Show' on BBC Iplayer

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sowing begins

Jerome our wwoofer learning to split
Sowing nuts (in January not May!)

Now the shortest day is past and the chickens are beginning to lay again my thoughts turn towards the spring!
Sowing seeds this week - Pak Choi, lettuce and cut and come again salad in the polytunnel.  Tomatoes and peppers in the propagator to plant out later in the green house (we are still picking tomatoes from the greenhouse so I haven't made the difficult decision to clear out the old plants yet!
Coppicing is going ahead in earnest in the wood with the help of our wwoofer Jerome and Shawn and  Barry (trading labour for logs)  We are starting with the Hazels this year and going on to sweet chestnuts later.   The last storm brought down a dead birch and large dead oak so there is lots of wood to use this winter.
The new solar PV is working well - happy days!