So many brilliant moments in our 2014 season and so many happy times.
Tempest” (v. 1), Prospero says of the fairies— “You demi-puppets that by moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose pastime is to make midnight mushrooms.” The allusion in this passage being to the superstition that sheep will not eat the grass that grows on fairy rings. Fascinating […]
Smashing Pumpkins – no not the rock band! We have been busy composting all our greens and browns all season and this doesn’t stop when we’re closed. Here is our latest winnrow or compost heap, replete with a lovely salat of leftover pumpkin nestled on a bed of fresh nettles.
So while we are closed to the public till March 2015, lots of maintenance and prep work for the new season continues apace. One important job is the complete rebuilding of the bread oven which had several running patch repairs done on it this season past.
Here are the latest pictures of our Golden Guernsey goat kids at a bit over two weeks old. One male and two females.
Our second new arrival of 2014, a beautiful Longhorn bull calf, was born on Thur 20 March. Once again, cow and calf are doing well. Kate, the cow, was an old pro at all this and calmly gave birth around noon in front of visitors with hardly a bat of an eyelid. We will be […]
After much effort over many months to get the two Hereford heifers in calf. We are proud to announce the birth of a healthy Hereford bull calf. Here are cow and calf and both are doing very well!