|One bed of Amaranth found amongst|
the weeds. Believe it or not there is
another on the right of this picture and
another four beds you cannot see.
It has been a week of a lot done and a lot not done, such is summer time. I managed to finish the paper I have been writing for ages. Hopefully this re-write satisfies everyone. We will see! I didn’t think I would be able to edit it down to the correct word count, but I amazingly managed it. I was very chuffed with myself for that.
|Fortunately not all weeds are quite so|
large. This was in our small greenhouse
that is more like a storage area and errrr
|Blackcurrants ripe for picking|
|The barley is ripening|
|We are not sure if we should be worried about the|
appearance of these bugs on our redcurrants or not. Not
really sure what they are.
|These bugs, however are a very welcome sight - ladybird|
|Oats all behind an electric fence.|
|Rather close to the barley field but an area the boars do|
dig regularly next to the trees. Apparently boar are not
so fond of barley - probably due to the stiff hairs that
stick out of the head of the barley ears.
|You won't see a sight like this very often. It has been nice|
and warm but not too hot this week and so a chance to wear
a t-shirt and not a long, sleeved top to keep the sun off.
|We have seen more bees this week, which is good news|
|Eyre, our kitten, obviously under-whelmed by Le Tour!|
|Venturing out. She often accompanies us on our walks now|
but gets very panicky if she cannot see us and we have to
whistle or talk to her so she can find us when we are going
through the long grass.
|There are lots of flowers blooming in our meadows at this|
time of year in the areas we haven't already cut
|The hemp is growing well|
|To let more light in when we are|
checking over the animals in the
evening, Ian made the back door into
a half door. It helps, but we could still
do with more light in.
|We didn't have much in the way of seed for the sweetcorn and|
didn't want to risk it outside anyway - heavenly food for boar
- so we planted it in the greenhouse, which it seems to be enjoying
|Cooking the chicken out on our land|
means using our halogen oven in the
greenhouse. It was too warm to have it
cooking in the caravan. We call our
halogen oven "Robbie." can't remember
|Are we worried? These are the chicks and not for dispatch-|
well not yet anyway. Some will be when we are sure which
are cockerels and which are not.
|The grapes are beginning to turn too|
|Brencis is growing up fast. His mum, who|
is sat behind him, must be giving him some