Back on the hill after what seems an age. The woodland looks so soft and mellow
Lots to do on the hill but still time to have a look round and enjoy the sights and sounds.
The stream has silted up and I must dig it out to prevent a flooded track as we had last year.
The kitchen tent looks wrecked after strong winds have snapped the old A frame. Time to replace before winter comes and coppicing work starts again.
Back up the hill the Hugel mound continues to produce.
Carrots and peas are making a brave attempt to beat the winter weather.
Even the French beans have given us a tasty crop
Clean up and weed once everything dies back. Starting to think about what to plant for next spring.
Our major job has been to weed round all the fruit trees, renew paper or cardboard circles and then to cover with at least a few centimetres of our green compost from The Nantycaws site ( http://www.cwmenvironmental.co.uk/recycling/compost/ ). Its taken about six days hard graft to complete. Each tree has had a barrow load of compost.
Lastly we are going to start work on the willow trees to form them into a 2m high hedge (hopefully!)
Watch this space for progress
The trees on the other side of the plot are due a little work so as to remove weeds and to feed.
Lots of frogs and spiders about a source of delight
and one of our resident spiders