Thursday, 24 December 2009

Snow and Frost

We have had a decent fall of snow over the past few days, though today it is beginning to thaw.  Yesterday Jean took half a dozen leeks.  They came up easily through the snow.  Today a quick inspection showed the water tanks have quite a lot of ice in them.  I hope the plastic bottles have taken up some of the pressure at least.  Once the ice melts I'll see if any of the pipes have split.  Inside the greenhouse it was quite snug, with no ice at all.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


It's a good time to stay off the land at the moment, so we are trying to do so.  We've had quite a lot of rain recently and although the surface is pretty claggy, further down it is not sodden.  The plot seems very well drained.  We have gathered a few leeks, parsnips and a some smallish beetroot, with still lots to come.