Impatience and Distraction

These are my two big failings as a gardener, and I was thinking about them today as I realised we'd lost the redcurrants after harvesting only a handful of early ones. A few days ago, the main redcurrant tree was full of lovely redcurrants. Now it is empty. And the reason it's empty is because... Continue Reading →

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Great Escapes Updated – On Board the Pony Access Express!

Brilliant news - thanks to some very generous donations we have already raised over £200 to put towards funding our Pony Access carts! *dances around with glee, scares the ducks* So we've decide to expand the fundraising target to £700 - you can donate any amount, big or small, on https://ko-fi.com/nantymeillion . We will be... Continue Reading →

Great Escapes!

We have two new ponies at Nantymeillion and yesterday they precipitated a mass horse breakout. Followed, as soon as we had fixed the gate Mal had kicked down (yes, we know it was Mal, even if he is Heather's golden boy), by another mass breakout. Followed almost as soon as we had rounded them up... Continue Reading →

Meet Ed!

This is Ed. Ed is our first farm animal if you don't count The Ungardeners and their "help". He's a small draft cob with great big feet like Pan from Pan's Labyrinth, and he will be helping is with harrowing and mowing and general pulling things about the farm. As we're trying to avoid using... Continue Reading →

On The Move!

Good news, everyone! We are moving from our current base in Bristol next Thursday - that's a week today (eek!). We will be moving to Ammanford, only a ten minute drive from our lovely Nantymeillion, so we will be able to be up there every day planting and building and creating our long-awaited future. It... Continue Reading →

A Night at Nant-y-Meillion

Who would be brave enough, or stupid enough, to camp overnight, in the pouring rain, in January? *looks askance at Roz* Well, that would be us. Partly to be there for deliveries in the morning, and partly to see if we could. One of the distinguishing features of Nant-y-Meillion is the mud. Thick, sticky, clay-y... Continue Reading →

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