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Posted on Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 01:00
Those of you that get to see Dan as he delivers and who know stuff about vans will have noticed that the van has changed.  The cam belt snapped on the last one, rendering it of scrap value and suddenly presenting us with an unexpected bill....
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have been wondering how our bumblebees have faired during the wet weather (remember the wet weather?).  Living at ground level during a wet winter like the one we’ve just had can’t be much fun.  Thankfully our autumn sown broad beans, whi...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 10 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have mixed feelings about butterflies and moths because of their potential for damage to our crops.  I was very grateful for the low infestations of leek moth, which we saw in 2013 but at the same time, as organic growers, we work to preserve...
Blog Post
Posted on Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 01:00
The BBC brought Ottolenghi into their studios yesterday to advise on how to eat more veg.  His tip was to spice almost any vegetable up with his Harissa sauce or pesto. He also promoted what I would call sweating vegetables in a little oil inste...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 01:00
Once again it turns out that my mum was right and we should all eat more vegetables.   No doubt you will have heard that research has suggested that 5-a-day should be replaced by 7-a-day. It took me a long time to heed my mum’s advice and,...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 - 00:00
It is now 6 months since we planted our spring greens.  I know that because they were planted on the day our Bess was born. Bess is quite little (petite I think is the word) and has only just doubled her birth weight, sadly, so are the greens, w...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014 - 00:00
I am pleased to say that our potato ground is ploughed and drying off awaiting the seed potatoes.  Ploughed ground dries off more quickly because the surface area is increased.  I was ploughing on Friday afternoon in the fog and for half an...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 18:31
The wait is over!  The ground is drying and we have begun our primary cultivation. The office door has shrunk back to its normal size so that it opens with ease and the large puddle on the drive, which I have circumnavigated for months on the wa...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 6 March, 2014 - 12:27
Many of you will know that we are rapidly approaching the ‘hungry gap’.  This is a period when our winter crops are coming to an end and the new season crops are not yet ready.  April can be tricky but in fact May is the most difficult time...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 00:00
Keeping workers on the farm is a challenge; we generally see new faces every year.  While this has its attractions, especially in the faces of eager horticultural students in the summer, I don’t always relish the cycles of training that we have...

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