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Jumping cattle, balsam and Skye...

Emma Heseltine: Today we are trying to get some of the cattle in because one is off to Lockerbie this week. Trouble is we have got some of Duncan at Sliver Lea’s little store cattle grazing one of our fields (we have a lot of grass). We have to get the black cattle in the small field so we can get the Longhorns past them without chaos. This proves somewhat difficult as the black cattle don’t know us, don’t know the field and are a tiny bit wild.

23 June 2013 | 1 Comments | Recommended by 0

Carrots, Goosegrass and docks...

Emma Heseltine: The veg for the pigs comes from Eva’s Organics (where I also get my veg box) on a Wednesday. All sorts of things get thrown their way from potatoes and peppers to melons and tomatoes. The only things they can’t eat are onions and citrus, both these would upset their stomachs.

19 May 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Weeds, Acorn and dairy...

Emma Heseltine: A weed is merely a plant growing somewhere it shouldn’t. Today it seems everything is starting to grow where it shouldn’t. First the ground Elder that is rampant in the orchard is creeping into the veg patch and fruit cages, where it is certainly not welcome.

28 April 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Digging in the dark

Tim Young: No, not a metaphor for my life (or if it is then that’s a story for another time), but unfortunately a fair description of my recent ‘leisure’ time. With daylight now extending past nine, I’ve spent several evenings in the last week ‘popping’ up to the allotment after the kids are in bed to try and catch up and get some more beds ready for the seedlings that should already be planted.

27 May 2011 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 5

Official warning

Tim Young: I received a short email the other day from our allotment site rep: “The recent site inspection raised concern about the amount of grass on your plot. Can you please do something about it in the next couple of weeks so as to avoid you getting an official warning”. Eeeeeek.

20 May 2011 | 99 Comments | Recommended by 26

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