Friday, 30 June 2017
Rain, rain and more rain - but that's ok!
I think most of the UK has had rain this week. The ground here desperately needed it. It's rained non stop for a good few days so all of the water butts are full. Some of the barn guttering is blocked from downpours and things are looking a bit depressed (my chamomile is squished for example) but once the sun comes it'll right itself. However some of the animals are loving it:
After complaining about the pigs not turning the field over as much as we'd hoped - look at it now after the rain! I'm really pleased. These 2 will be going within the next month and they will have done a great job by then. Once they go we will get in there and take out the roots they've uprooted but not eaten, maybe rake or tiller it depending how it is and then leave it until March when it'll be planted up with potatoes then squash later in the year. We're also growing 2018 pigs fodder in here.
Lavender and spuds in this view, plus the obligatory steel bin to burn stuff in!
Chamomile is what you can see, all squashed in the middle of this pic.
Brassicas with Jerusalem artichokes below. I wasn't sure if these would be ok together but I am moving the artichokes to a metal bin (with holes in) one this round is done.