Monday, October 29, 2012

Its hard to believe the summer and now the autumn has gone ! What have we been doing since June ? Yes it has been dreadful with yields down by over 50% in most cases, plenty of unwanted fungal diseases, not enough sunshine and mud on everything ! We have had to work so hard for less,  which could be depressing but surprisingly, when you realise that everyone is in the same boat and that some of your produce is better than some others,, you actually feel quite pleased that you have survived at all. Lots of encouragement from customers has also helped bolster our spirits.
We now have everything safely gathered in apart from the pink Jerusalem artichokes which are dug to order and are currently being sold through French Garden at Bristol Market.

Here are a few highlights from 2012
Frome Cheese Show
Bunching up Statice and Larkspur for market
Garlic drying

The flower girls !
Buckets of Statice coming in from the field.
Phacelia. Wonderful for attracting polinating insects and as a green manure.