Harvest time

Managing the vegetables has been hard going whilst keeping a tiny Lyra happy, but today we all headed out and harvested my favourite crops – garlic and onions. The garlic has its roots trimmed off, and the muddy outer skin removed, and after a few days drying in...

Abundance

  In this, our first year of growing here at Lackan Cottage Farm, we have been blessed with great abundance. Indeed so great has been the harvest of some produce that we are able to share it with others. Elaine and John from the Turnip House came to visit, and we...
Permaculture workshop 28-29 September 2013

Permaculture workshop 28-29 September 2013

We will be hosting our first Permaculture Workshop, over the weekend of 28th and 29th September, with tutor Hannah Mole.  A practical introduction to permaculture, involving aspects of nature awareness, human connection, design, challenges, forest gardens, animals,...
Summer harvest

Summer harvest

The runner beans are now so tall that we are picking them with a ladder, although they are dwarfed by the winter squash, which still threatens to take over the entire west end of the polytunnel. Courgettes are featuring heavily on the menu too, and we are discovering...
Midsummer

Midsummer

  Midsummer is already upon us, and to mark the occasion, we have erected our own standing stone, which looks toward the mountains with which it shares its roots. We will mark important occasions through the year with a circle of stones. The granite here weathers to...