The brown fields of early October are slowly changing colour. Walk the fields with a farmer and you’ll watch them search the field for the first signs of germination, scrabbling… Read more These Autumn Days →
Collect, inspire and create in October or should I change the title? We’ve been collecting autumnal things to decorate The Barley Barn and Ruth has been running autumn themed… Read more Collect, Inspire, Create →
The rosehips in the hedgerows and garden are ready to pick. There are deep red round rosehips on the Rosa Rugosa and large round, orange rosehips on The Generous Gardener… Read more Hip, Hip, Hoorah →
Today is Michaelmas Day, which was once an important quarter day in the farming calendar. Here in the east of England where arable farms predominate, Michaelmas was the time when… Read more Michaelmas Day predictions →
Apart from a few glorious weeks in June, summer 2017 was a bit damp and despite my hopes for an Indian summer, autumn is creeping in at speed. The hedgerows… Read more Was that summer? →
At this time of year, there are blackberries to be found all over the place, from the slightly run down corner of the car park in town, in the country park or in the hedgerows around the farm. Food for free. Who can resist?