Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Two more Sweet Chestnuts to go

This is almost the last of this year's Chestnuts going in. Hopefully they will serve two purposes, a tasty crop and a windbreak for the fruit trees in the background. The varieties joining Maraval from last year are;

  • Belle Epine
  • Bouche de Betizac
  • Bournette
  • Marigoule
  • Marron Goujounac

This lot came from the Agroforestry Research Trust along with;
  • Ballota Oak, (a variety of Holm Oak grown for fodder and food)
  • Russian Olive, a nitrogen fixing, fruit bearing shrub to be used as hedge to divide up the vegetable plots, just a few to start with and see what they taste like!
  • And a whole bunch of soft fruit

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wererabbit

Not long after we buried this stretch of Rabbit netting we had an escape from the inside to the outside if you look closely you will see it is rabbit sized and with rabbit fur all around the edge, any suggestions?

Devon and Cornwall Longwool Lambs

One of our twin lambs

Monday, February 8, 2010

First Lambs of 2010

Here is a video of our first lambs of the year




This is their first day out of the pen and much leaping there was, only 5 days old
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