My first attempt at using a GoPro – well, a cheaper version of same, to be truthful – so please be kind! Here, you get a steering-eye view as I dig and wash two thirds of our Early Crop spuds. Sown on March 13th, harvested on July 14th, yielding 56 potatoes in total, with the… Read More Watch “Digging Early Crop Spuds – on wheels!” on YouTube
As many of you will know by now, life has improved immeasurably since acquiring the assistance of a new care company earlier this year. It’s not just in terms of the ‘normal’ issues Personal Assistants usually offer help with. As evidenced by today’s afternoon call which saw very useful modifications carried out in the shed… Read More Machinery Preparation and What’s In The Pipeline
So much of farming – no matter what sector thereof you’re in or to what level – depends on the weather playing ball with you. Today, that meant getting a crop of Duke Of York sown before the predicted rainfall of the weekend comes in.
A day I have longed for, honestly since we closed up the shed last winter, crop sowing for 2021 has begun. While I was in Rehab yesterday, Susie was busily getting my escape hatch ready for me to get stuck straight into bagging, sowing and fertilising our first crop of Kerr Pinks. It’s not the… Read More We Are Sowing
Into the shed for the first time in earnest this year. Starting to give it a good clean up as preparations begin for this year’s farming journey. Wherever it may lead…
In today’s video, we have a mixture of what has got me through this strangest of winters and a glimpse of what lies ahead going forward. We have our first unboxing of the new year as preparations for Spring sowing begin in earnest. And there’s also a look at a new pass time, which has… Read More All cards on the table
And so we arrive at the end of the first season working with vegetable crops. I say season rather than year as it was, after all, midsummer before we got going. From then, there’s been ups, downs, a lot of learning and an even greater amount of therapy.
Unfortunately, I have to admit to being a little bit under the black cloud again over the last while, but my beautiful lady is not only guiding me back to a more peaceful place in mind but gently coaxed and persuaded me back out to the vegetable crops again. Now, naturally, as has always been… Read More Indoor Vegetable Harvest
After a hectic and exhausting few days in the office it was out to the shed to do another bit on the other side of the business. The coffee-cup holder came to the rescue again with the filling of seedling trays. However, today we took matters on a bit further and managed to get Pak… Read More Vegetable Therapy Shed Style
The days may be getting shorter and colder but the whole idea of the shed project was to have somewhere and, perhaps most importantly, something to do over the longest-feeling months of the year, especially with GAA, horse racing and cattle off the agenda. You’ve seen some of the evolving ideas we’ve been experimenting with… Read More More Sunday Sowing Improvisation