Category: Volunteers

Active August

With great relief the weather has started to cool off a bit in August and we have finally had some rain, which was perfect timing for our next couple of volunteers to arrive. First to arrive was James who helped get the bathroom and freezer room windows sanded, the extension roof tiled and among other things started to plane the…

Waiting for the big pond to fill up

A very different May/June

After a lovely start to this year, May and June have had awful weather. Mostly dry, but with huge thunderstorms. It’s been so wet that most of our soft fruit crops have been lost to moulds, and those that have survived are pretty tasteless. So this year we have barely any greengages, strawberries, or cherries. On the plus side,mulberries have…

Cob plastering finished

May update

April was quite a good month weather wise and by the end of it we were in shorts and tee-shirts  but May up to now  has been quite wet. The extension is coming on, we are doing it in two stages. Most of the building work has been completed on stage one, unfortunately our friend couldn’t put the tiles on…

Hardcore ravers in the kitchen

How time flies

The 5th of August was our 1 year anniversary since we bought the house. It’s strange, in one way it doesn’t seem that long ago but in another it seems like we have been here for a lot longer. The house is finally starting to feel like home. I would say for the first 6 months it didn’t really have…

Tree maintenance

May update

One day there will be a day without fruit to prepare or pick, but today is not that day. May started off quietly enough with a bit of tree maintenance, mulching and adding compost to the trees, and building our reed bed with our helpers Christie and Jessie, but now it’s just descended into fruit madness. We have managed to…