A Busy Time

Well the last few months seem to have passed in a bit of a blur.  It’s been non-stop since before Easter.  So here’s a quick catch up of what’s been going on.

Land

The water finally dried up which gave us the chance to finish the bottom swale.  It has been mulched and now needs to be planted up.

We moved all the pigs and cultivated the land they had been on and formed some more beds.  In these we’ve planted a number of varieties of Willow which all seem to be growing well.

We’ve been weeding, planting and mulching a number of beds in the 3 garden areas we’ve created.  There’s still an awful lot to sort out.  If anyone fancies helping with some weeding then your help would be much appreciated.

Animals

Over the past few weeks we’ve had a number of additions to our stock including baby goats, lambs, chicks and quail.  We’re hoping to add a substantial number of chickens to our flock over the next couple of weeks, giving us plenty of eggs for all of you who have been asking.  If you fancy chicken eggs on a regular basis please let us know and we will contact you when they become available.

baby goat 2

Vegetables

We’ve been busy working through our planting list, filling both polytunnels with loads of seedlings that need to be planted out very shortly.  The weather, until recently, has delayed germination of some plants and planting out has had to wait for warmer days.  All the seeds we use are from open pollinated plants so it’s been rewarding to have saved a number from last year for replanting this year.  Our plan is to save even more this year – some plants are more difficult to save from than others but we hope to add more each year.

Markets 

Market season has started again.  Our goat meat has proved to be extremely popular and the pork is selling well.  We have some frozen pork available at the moment if you fancy a pack of sausages or a small roasting joint for Sunday lunch.  You can check what we have here – Abbey Meadow

We are planning some quite major changes over the next few months and there’s plenty of work to be done.  If you’re interested in visiting or fancy a bit of exercise in the fresh air then there’s always a job we can find for you to do.

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