Category Archives: April 2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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Back on the land!

My first extended visit to Coed Panteg for some 4+ years was great. I finally met the ‘new’ members, helped tidy up the new coppice area, celebrated Martin’s birthday and attended my first AGM in a while… My last two … Continue reading

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You tube video. Charcoal making in Coed Panteg

Menter Cwm Gwendraeth – Charcoal Project Thought you might like to see this short video about the charcoal making course held in Coed Panteg woods, filmed by the excellent Zero Carbon officer Paul Thomas. The course was led by Martin and every … Continue reading

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Green shoots and other thoughts

Almost the end of April and a rainy afternoon -time to share some news from the woodland. Ty’r Eithin have finished fencing the higher pasture and have recently brought in some lovely Belted Galloway cattle and some Welsh Blacks. They are very content … Continue reading

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Apologies Team 157 and Ifor

Apologies we didn’t open the gate for you today and you had a wasted journey. Extra cake rations tomorrow- honest

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Welcome to team 157 from The Prince’s Trust and a plug for George Monbiot’s new book

Good news Ifor Griffiths from Prince’s Trust had confirmed that we have a party of young people working with us in July. A 15-week programme to improve levels of confidence and give young people involved new skills” A packed agenda … Continue reading

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