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...
Horses and permaculture

Horses and permaculture

I’ve been fortunate enough to be around horses for 30 years now, and very early on, decided that horses would be my career.  I’m ashamed to say that it is only now that I am getting to grips with pasture management. From a permaculture point of view,...
Life in the tunnel

Life in the tunnel

  At long last all the beds in the big polytunnel are filled, and I think we officially have the oddest tunnel layout in the land.  The centre beds with a circular path and keyhole beds in the corners are designed to maximise the available edge in the tunnel, and the...
Spring (ish)

Spring (ish)

  Although it might not look it here, we are finally seeing a lot of young vegetables growing and are reaping the benefit of the new tunnel in this not-quite-spring.  Hundreds of young seedlings are coming on in modules, and the first of those have been planted out...