Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Hard Rain Project

Take a look at the picture gallery here but be prepared - many of the pictures are very challenging.
If you are in London go to St Martins in the Fields to see Mark Edwards exhibition.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First swarm

Our first bee swarm today (it has been a very late season so far)  and our first courgette of 2012.
A hatch of 5 chicks also brightened up the morning!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The last and first

Yes it is time for the last squash (sigh!) The Crown Prince squashes kept very well in our new vegetable store but now we must do without them till the 2012 crop comes in. I am growing 'Sprinter' Butterenut squashes as well this year to try and fill the gap as soon as possible.

And the first chicks hatched on Friday - only four hatched (another weak one hatched and died later) but I cant blame the hen as she sat solidly through the rain storms and cold - snug in her little coup.  Two more hens are sitting so I hope for a better hatch next time. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wet wet wet!

Over 100mm of rain here in the last week!  As we had about 417mm of rain in the whole of last year we are approaching a quarter of last years whole total.  The forecast is for colder weather so it is hard to know whether to sow frost tender plants yet - very different to last year!