All fired up

All fired up

We’re all fired up – not only because the benign weather has allowed us to share food around the fire for a few days, but because after just three days of campaigning we have reached over  30% of our funding goal! We’re full of exciting plans for the...
Misty mornings

Misty mornings

These crisp, sunny mornings are what make this one of my favourite times of year, and the farm is starting to burst into life once again. Here we are experimenting with no-dig potato growing in last year’s chicken enclosure. The potatoes are simply bedded on a...
A chair for Lyra

A chair for Lyra

Isn’t it fine? Our friend Clare came to help us plant trees last year, and came back this autumn to cut some birch, as she makes rustic chairs. Today she brought us this fantastic little Lyra-sized chair, complete with elm seat.  It is just beautiful. We are...
The end of the season

The end of the season

  Well, our busy season has finally come to an end, with the departure of our last wwoofers of the year – Armando, Clare and their son Leo, who have just returned home to Illinois in the USA.  Most of their week here was spent preparing all the bits and pieces...
A tipi for Lackan Cottage Farm

A tipi for Lackan Cottage Farm

  Three years ago now, Claire and I set off for Wales, to spend several amazing days far away from roads, electricity, phones and people. Our home was the tipi above – Waterfall Tipi, and it was here that Claire agreed to marry me. Ever since, we have wanted to...