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Sunny Sunday

Early start today and lots to do. Planting carrots. Two ways, 5metre strips of carrots properly spaced. Nice and easy but expensive! Then planted 6 rows of Berlicum Italian seed. Closely spaced. Room for 6 more rows Finished off the … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Leave a comment

Pheasant weather

Alex trapping skills have netted him a surprised pheasant. Not sure what the future holds for the bird but glad to see one of these darned pests trapped. George Monbiot described the uncaring way these birds are reared so as … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Leave a comment

Water Butt woe

The reservoir for the water off the hill has leaked at the tap. Time for a quick fix with a thin branch wrapped in plastic. Hope it holds! The hard work next. Edged the garlic (late) and onion patch with … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | 2 Comments

Good day for planting

Up on the hill for a mornings joy. We planted potatoes and strawberries and weeded our two rhubarb plants. Using bio degradable material for the strawberries. Will it be effective? Hope it keeps the weeds down and aids water retention. … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Leave a comment

Marching on

How quickly time passes and resolutions crumble! Just finished another round of coppicing and garden preparation. Thought I should keep you up to speed. We have had a lot of fun coppicing a new section of the woodland. To date we … Continue reading

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PERILS OF FARMING

Just went out for a walk in the woods close to Ferryside. The bluebells were in abundance and filled the air with their sweet fragrance, leaves appearing on the trees and the birds filling the wood with the joy of … Continue reading

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January 2016 Coppicing

Third week in January and time to get the wellies on and head for the woods.A great turn out and so wonderful to be out there instead of watchng the rain coming down day after day.The Met office tells me that … Continue reading

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Great news for Ferryside School and Coed Panteg Woodland

I had some terrific news from our local Primary School Ysgol Glan Y Ferri/ Ferryside Primary school. The school  entered a competition The Royal Forestry Society’s 2015 Excellence in Forestry Schools Awards  ( http://www.rsf.org.uk ) and came up trumps gaining second place … Continue reading

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Bagging the black stuff

Energetic  morning bagging up charcoal with Martin . 20 big bags and a builders bag of bio char.         Afternoon with Ferryside school making charcoal in a biscuit tin.  Used a barbecue grill to heat a tin full of … Continue reading

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