Erik and his mates

Erik and his mates

What a dismal day it is as I set out to write this, waves of rain are being blown across the valley on a stiff breeze. The hens are all sheltering, either under their coops or in the greenhouse; not at all happy with life. At least the ferocious wind of the past few...
Vantastic

Vantastic

Well that was the week that was. I had quite the week on the van front. I was leaving work after dark on Monday evening, with frost already evident on the ground, and as I manoeuvred around a bend in the drive, Bang!! I had hit an inanimate object of some substance...
Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Flippin’ ‘eck Tucker, there’s some funny old weather about! It’s been blowing a gale all day, and it’s much cooler than the past couple of days, but prior to that it was very chilly; to the point where I was dressed like an organic Ninja...

Moon shadow

What a cracking day it has been; such a hard white frost this morning, followed by lots of beautiful sunshine, and hardly a breath of wind. And tonight there is a total eclipse of the moon, as it becomes obscured from the light of the sun by the shadow of Earth....
Cold front

Cold front

It’s official, the new growing season is under way. I have been scouring the seed catalogues, making my selections, and expectantly waiting for my purchases to arrive in the post.Today I fired up the propagator and sowed the first seeds of the year; aubergines...
Going aloft

Going aloft

Well here we are again, the dawn of another year; at the end of February it will be 13 years since I took the leap into the world of organic vegetable growing, and quite a few of you have been with me from the start. I really appreciate the loyalty that you have shown...

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