I have spent some time updating this entire website, trying to make it more informative and interesting. This is all part of preparing for the coming growing season. The new brochure will soon be available on the website; click on the ” Our CSA Programme” to see the updated brochure which can also be downloaded.
The weather this winter still follows the same course of being at near record high temperatures interspersed with the occasional few days of near average conditions. For us, at the farm, this is a real benefit as it makes our work much easier and more comfortable. The cows, sheep, horses, kitty cats and all other beasties about the farm similarly find the weather much to their advantage. I am somewhat worried though that the lack of snow cover and the repeated freeze-thaw cycle may cause high losses in our fall planted garlic. and onion. We won’t know of the damage or if there is actually significant damage until sprouting begins in the spring.
The photos here are examples of the sort of things that will be seen when spring rolls around, It should reassure us too that the bleak winter will eventually, and maybe quite quickly, transform into spring and regrowth.