Autumn on the farm

November 20, 2017, comments, on Responsible Stewardship

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We held our last open Sunday last week and it had a theme of harvest, as customers helped us picking apples from our fruit trees and tried their hands at threshing the Amaranth seed. 




Autumn, on a farm, is certainly a good time to pause and reflect on what we are blessed with.  We are currently harvesting the last of the peppers and courgettes, as all of the succulents are either threatened by damp and mould or by the soon to arrive early morning frost.  There is still a lot out there though, the chillies are turning red in the polytunnels, salads, leeks, onions, herbs are still growing and the host of winter root crops will sit safely in the ground until they are needed. 


Away from the vegetable garden our turkeys are now ranging outdoors and there is the daily ritual of walking the geese out to the orchard where they enjoy eating grass and bugs whilst manuring our fruit trees for next year.