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!

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 →

It Begins!

We had an exciting day yesterday. It was the first time Roz and I had been up to Nant-y-Meillion since we exchanged and completed, and we were there for an Environmental Impact Assessment from the Welsh government to make sure we were safe to do what we wanted to do and we weren't going to... Continue Reading →

And the Name of our Farm is….

I promised you I'd come back today with the big reveal and some more information about our brand-new holding which is ours and belongs to us (still buzzing!) The farm is just off the A483 outside the village of Llandybie (pronounced Thlan-di-bee-ay, approximately), about three miles north of Ammanford. It's at the very top of... Continue Reading →

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