Saturday 24th September | Fern Verrow

Saturday 24th September

High- lite of the week, when returning from checking the pigs, as i pulled up to our yard ..  behold a grey heron standing in the yard, four foot tall, yes really! standing very still with perfect poise. At  the sight of our truck  it flew off   gracefully with it’s huge wings balancing this beautiful creature perfectly. Earlier Hannah (one of our workers) had seen it in our bottom field, upsetting the geese… hope we see it again, rather doubt it as we are not that close to  the Wye, and all our streams are dry so therefore no fish.

We are feeling very autumnal, the pace has slowed down and it is getting harder to get out of bed in the mornings. But get out of bed we do of course and tend to our animals and plants.

First of our cabbages this week, lots of greens including real spinach, broccoli, cauliflowers and kale. Lots of roots on offer including carrots, swede and perfect parsnips. Sweet corn too, very sweet and delicious. Lots more onions and spuds. Meat wise this week we have our own purely grass fed lambs for sale. The last of the damsons, which have been  a daily dish on our table this week in the form of a very almondy crumble, every day it tastes better and better.

See you at the arch on Saturday,.

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