so much time has lapsed since I last wrote i don’t really know where to start.
Am currently caught up in the olive picking season, which I am having to do on my own this year, it’s challenging to say the least but will be rewarding in the end. I have picked all the trees on the house side of the farm
and have started on the olive grove, the other side of the valley
it’s rained alot, and for the third year running the other side of the chicken coop has proved a very cosy place to hide, in amongst the tools and rat poo!!!
we’ve had storm force winds and brilliant sunshine, which found me climbing trees in my knickers!!! (no photo!!)
The garden is still producing loads of stuff
cabbages, tomatoes, peppers, beetroot, spinach, celery, carrots etc.
I’ve also planted clover and in-between the clover, onion sets and garlic, an experiment, we’ll see what the yields are like next year.
Also continuing to plant out brassicas for the chickens.
I’ve still got the occasional raspberry
and have made a whole new row on the fruit meadow of autumn fruiting raspberries
and finally dug up the tayberries that I’d accidentally planted in a row with loganberries, so they now have their own special prickly row
The compost has been turned (thanks Tony),
the citrus trees covered for the winter, first with some old fleece but it got ripped to shreds by the wind, so I had to do it all again with shade netting
and here’s a few random pictures