Saturday, October 10, 2009

Garden Expands

With all the planting I have had to increase the size of the vegetable plot to over 250 metre square.

I still need to dig some of it over and pick out the stones which will be re-used as a foundation for the drive up to the garage. There is still quite a lot of preparation to do but the hard work is largely completed.

The Fruit Orchard

We have expanded the soft fruit orchard by planting another 12 trees. We had added a walnut, nectarine, apricot, green gage plum, cherry, bramley apple, mandarin, pear and a couple of others whose names escape me.

The Tunnel House

Our tunnel house is stuffed full of seed trays, salad stuff, potatoes, cauliflower and brocolli. This year we will be growing a whole load of vegetables including tomatoes, cabbage, sweet corn, leeks, onions, courgette, cucumber, lettuce, basil, peas, beans, water melons, pumpkin and many other things besides.

Spring at White Rose Farm

We have had a cold snap over the last few days. A cold southerly came through and dumped a load of snow on the Oxford mountains. We escaped the worst of it although we were concerned for our lambs which were born a few weeks ago. Our four ewes (we had 5 but the dog got one of them .... a 22 rifle then shot the dog!) have had 5 lambs - 4 boys and a girl. We have named the boys Fisher & Paykel, Kelvinator and Electrolux.