Recipes

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At Seedlings we enjoyed learning and picking wild garlic, which is in abundance during the spring, when the leaves start spreading out under the leaf-less canopy on the woodland floor. The leaves are obvious to distinguish due to their garlicy smell, but if you’re uncertain, rub the leaf between your fingers and then smell your fingers. Wild garlic leaves can … Read More

Coppicing in the woods

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Our coppicing programme is nearly over for the year. We have coppiced a few hectares of woodland, as we do every year. This means cutting down trees such as hazel and chestnut to the ground. By doing this we allow light to get on to the woodland floor, enabling flowers such as bluebells and garlic to thrive. Cutting down the … Read More

Spring Drilling

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At the moment we are putting some crops in the ground. They are going in during the Spring, so it’s known as spring drilling. These crops include spring wheat, barley and beans. We are also trying out oats for the first time too. Now that the weather is warming up after the winter, the soil temperatures are also rising. So … Read More

April showers on the lambing field

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April started on Easter Sunday this year, for us a fairly typical bright Spring day with the Easter bunny depositing eggs around the churchyard: so far, nothing unusual. But this April has been anything but typical. In the space of a month we have had a season’s worth of rainfall falling in a day, and temperatures peaking for one short … Read More