We have made a lot of progress on the project with a large batch of plants planted in the shrub and herbaceous layers. It's an ongoing planting scheme and it's sometimes hard to wait for the right timing of these layers but if you do it too soon without the shade of the canopy or small tree layer you may lose a lot to the ravishes of the sun.
The land at the moment is at its most beautiful, everything is so lush and green, it's a joy to wander and work amongst it.
Asparagus, tasty wild salads and perennial brassicas are the treats of the moment. We are eagerly awaiting the bamboo shoot season for more tasty dishes. Eating in season and from the plants and trees you have grown gives you a great feeling of anticipation for the forthcoming harvests which are often quite short.
We lost our milking goat Morganne at the end of last year, she died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 14. Thanks Morg we miss you.