Summer update

Cercis Canadensis

<3 these tree leaves

So much has happened over the last couple of months it’s difficult to know where to start. Here is a quick list to get you up to speed.

  • The planning team have okayed our plans to put up a polytunnel and we don’t need to apply for planning permission (complicated planning system rules).
  • We have many new workers on the farm – meet the forest garden team here!
  • At the last count we’ve successfully germinated over 6,000 trees. We are looking forward to planting them out later in the year.
  • New potato harvest

    New potato harvest

  • Our veggie patch is looking good for its first year. We had to harvest the potatoes early because of blight, but some neighbours didn’t get a potato harvest at all. Surprisingly (given the lack of early slug patrols) we have had home-grown organic salads most days.
  • All three baby swallows have grown up and successfully left their nest.
  • Many friends have visited which has been wonderful.
  • vegan cupcakes Chocolate and Chai-Latte

    Totally different, totally yummy cupcakes

  • I’ve pretty much mastered baking vegan Chocolate and Chai latte cupcakes
  • Morland has had two bouts of being broody, we may need to think seriously about getting her some fertilised eggs to sit on …
  • Dolphins in Cardigan Bay

    Dolphins in Cardigan Bay

  • On a rare day off we went dolphin watching in New Quay – wonderful!
  • Austrian Scythe

    Cutting hay with an Austrian scythe

  • Oh and, Craig has been on a scything course, bought and Austrian Scythe and been practising by cutting hay on our fields.