What a week… plenty of snow, more than we have had for many years. Schools closed and young Bill thrilled to bits. The teenagers of the Parish gathered with toboggans of all genres and built themselves a ski jump on one of the steepest slopes around. Two full days of frolicking, only returning at dusk, rosy-cheeked, soaking wet, exhausted but very happy. Hot bath and hot soup meant the end to a perfect day for the boy!
Meanwhile Harry and I have stayed in the warm, keeping busy with sorting seeds, going through seed catalogues and ordering all sorts of exciting varieties of vegetables, flowers and fruit. New cropping plans have been produced to help us to be more efficient and hopefully improve our system and will enable us to produce some top-notch vegetables this coming season. We have had a very fruitful week, and feel very excited about the forthcoming season.
Today we dug the van out of the snow and are ready to leave for London tomorrow. Not much of our own produce to sell this week as much is still under a foot of snow. We will have some lovely biodynamic citrus for sale this week. Plenty of Fern Verrow carrots and parsnips.