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There will be jam, and plum pudding, and cakes….. Mirabelle Ruby. Such a beauty.

The largest fruiting mirabelle, with sweet, deep red flesh. Picking time is early September. 14 more words


Surveying Cellar Food Stores_Preparing the Garden Site

I just took some empty jars to the cellar and took an accounting of what is left from summer 2016 canning.

We have a huge pile of potatoes leftover and will probably sell them in the coming months.   401 more words


Fresno Blossom trail spells Springtime

                               Yaaaay!! After rainy and hazy winter, when sun starts peaking out. We came to know about Fresno Blossom trail so we decided to go for a short drive. 228 more words


Every year the apple trees prove to be the most reliable of fruit and every year the Jonathon proves to be the most reliable of varieties. 529 more words


What Waits in The Tall Grass

If she hadn’t noticed the strange smell, Rosemary would’ve stepped right on the rotting carcass. She bent down to examine the body, a dead bat. It lay prostrate on the brown doormat. 2,417 more words


Orchard understory

Is the space around your trees still empty? Try these plants:

10 Companion Plants for Orchards (~4min read)

This article provides a pretty neat survey of plants that, together, make a diverse, healthy, productive orchard. 8 more words


Eastham Bridge: glimpses of the Teme

In our last Blog we mentioned that the River Teme is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), protected by law to conserve the wildlife or geology and we talked of bats, kingfishers, dormice and otters. 180 more words