Monday, 13 June 2011

January to April 2011



P1280033 tinyDuring the dark evenings I’ve been getting on with carding and spinning and have nearly finished the 4 practice fleeces I have. 







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The polutunnel produced lettuce and rocket in February.







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Sunny weather brought the cats out to play. 







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The bay tree at the back of the house was getting far too high and blocking both the access to the chicken house and around the rear of the house.  Height greatly reduced but I will wait until the end of the year to thin P2280019 tinythe many trunks there, some of which are 6 inches in diameter.  It smelt wonderful while cutting it.





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Working through the nuts collected last autumn.   I’ve found that using the hammer to crack the nuts rather than nutcrackers produces a much higher proportion of whole nuts.




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A bit more dry weather and the whole of the potager has had it’s first going over with the rotovator.





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The foul drain – not only was there the problems described earlier but it turned out that the pipe was compressed to about half diameter too!  I think I’m becoming an expert on septic tanks but hopefully this will have finally cured the problems.



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I’ve always loved Fritillaries, these are fritillaria uva vulpis.






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The first asparagus and this year I can cut a few too.

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