Spring is here?

Dare I say Spring is here? Have spotted almond blossom, daffodils and hawthorn blossom.

Digger fun

Getting stuck in with the digger clearing an old mound full of rabbit holes to make space for a chicken run in the Spring. Eggciting times!

Wild Games

Outside games in the orchard this afternoon with the kids using cards to identify natural features.

Mistletoe

Mistletoe from our orchard hanging in our kitchen.

Rose petal Christmas cards

Been busy making Christmas cards using bright red rose petals collected from our garden. I used some Christmas themed paper punchers to make reindeer and snowflake shapes in the petals.

Advent calendar

Ready and waiting for 1st December! Kids are excited. Filled with chocolate, charity shop mini treasures and reindeer food for 24th December.

November begins

Today November begins with a cold crisp day. The orchard looks really autumnal with fallen leaves, rotting apples and bare branches. The bonfire is ready for the coming weekend celebrations. And the fieldfares have returned from abroad to feast on the leftover apples from this years Cider harvest. Our apple wood logs have been put…

Apple Day

Visited Barrington Court National Trust property, near Ilminster in Somerset. It was great fun watching the apples being collected, and pressed. We also tasted the end product and made some apple animals. Find out more about Barrington Court

Autumnal day

Autumn in the orchard with lots of fallen cider apples, crunchy leaves, redsun, crazywinds and new chicken house

Autumn harvest lunch

Had a hearty lunch yesterday of butternut squash soup with a Roquefort flan made with our own pear and apples. It was rather delicious!