Reprieve 1st of March ’19

At 4am it started to rain. I don't recall the last time I heard rain. Decent rain. It was over two months ago. I love the summer, but the garden is drying out down to the depths of itself. The garden got a further watering with grey water to make sure it got a decent … Continue reading Reprieve 1st of March ’19

Summer Seed Saving

With the nice dry weather of January and a couple of further weeks in the back room to ensure the seed harvest is completely dry, I finally got to sorting out seeds and cleaning them for storage. The bulk of seeds we will use over swales or as green mulch come Autumn. Throughout January I … Continue reading Summer Seed Saving

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence

January Update 2019

A bright, shiny, new Year. So much has occurred. So much continues to occur. Somewhere in the middle of the month we crossed over into our first year of living here in Tillellan. Firstly, in the garden. I have concentrated on mulching the garden beds quite thickly with the meadow hay we managed to procure … Continue reading January Update 2019

November Observations – Petit Paradis

2018 Frogs callingĀ  throughout the night again after a few weeks break. Most of them are concentrated in and around the greywater filter pond. First Citrus Swallowtail sighted for the year in the garden. Tomato bush rampant with growth and flowers and fruit nearly starting to mature closer to December. Black Ducks were emerging with … Continue reading November Observations – Petit Paradis