Strange new world

I just had to share this with you. I'm not trying to access the Government's Department for Work and Pensions website or some equally important service. No, this is Suttons, supplier of seeds and other horticultural products. And I'm in a queue, with more than 6000 people ahead of me! Welcome to the new normal.... Continue Reading →

Spring planting under way

What strange times we live in at the moment. Covid-19 is also affecting life on the farm and in the kitchen garden. I already miss tea breaks and lunches in the bread barn which have fallen victim to social distancing. The advice to stay at home poses its own challenges, as does the closure of... Continue Reading →

Progress in the kitchen garden

It’s been a while since my last post. Storm after storm and tons of rain meant we hardly got anything done in February. Here are some photos, showing what it’s been like at the farm:     But just in time for meteorological spring, conditions improved. In the last couple of days, we managed to... Continue Reading →

Chitting seed potatoes

What horrible weather we’ve had this last week. First storm Ciara, and now Dennis. It’s still blowing a hooley outside as I write this. Luckily, it looks like the farm has survived the gale force winds without any major incidents. With atrocious conditions outside, it’s been a time for indoor activities, such as chitting seed... Continue Reading →

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