Honestly, what is with the weather? Why is it so damn cold? Okay, so it is April and yesterday we had hail... This does mean that I am checking the plants outside daily. The broad beans are just above the soil and the plum is in full blossom. The fact that it is sitting in… Continue reading Spring? Or is that snow?
Today I have spent my time planting... Sounds relaxing? Nope, not when the veg patch is almost a third of an acre. So, the sweetcorn is in the polytunnel, it really wouldn't grow otherwise, we are just too cold and high up. And I have tried again with the butternut squash. This will be the… Continue reading A Quiet Day
I have been asked - what does the vegetable patch look like? So, here are some photos. This first one is of the orchard. It's only 5 years old so the trees are still babies. Okay from here you take the right hand path - you can just see it worn away a little. On the… Continue reading The Vegetable Patch
So, lately I have been having dyslexia problems and I thought - that's it, I must have had all the bad for the moment. Nope. I spoke too soon. After a midnight coughing fit I sprained a rib. That doesn't sound too bad? Well, it might not have been but in classic 'Kate-fashion' I decided… Continue reading Life’s Lemons
At the moment I am having to split my time between writing, drawing and the smallholding. I'm not sure if you know, but I share a smallholding with my parents. My dad looks after the animals and birds, and me and mum are in charge of the orchard and vegetable patch. Now that doesn't mean… Continue reading The Worst Jobs