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Week 33 in the OMG

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Warfare, Death and Destruction… well the latter anyway. Continue reading

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The First Frost – Wednesday 11 April 2012

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Light as a feather and silent as night, the first frost of winter falls and we waken to a white dawn…. Continue reading

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Week 32 in the OMG – Easter Weekend 2012

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Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of garden yoga over the Brassica beds. Continue reading

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Week 31 in the OMG

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A cornucopia of carrots ! We had an Open Day here at Milkwood on Sunday so to cater for 60 visitors + the resident community here Rose asked me to pull all the mature carrots. Continue reading

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Week 30 in the OMG

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Friday morning – it felt a little chilly overnight so when I did my pre-breakfast walk through the garden I took this photo of my morning temperature reading… the lowest this year. Winter is coming. Continue reading

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Week 29 in the OMG

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Week 29 already, mid-March, 3 days to the Equinox – we had a debate here about the end of summer/start of autumn : is it 1 March or the Equinox ? There are various answers – whatever you decide the summer fruits are ending and winter crops going into the ground now. Above see Michael planting out Red Drumhead Cabbage in their soil blocks. Continue reading

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Week 28 in the OMG

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“Rose” I called “More tomatoes”. There followed a muffled scream from inside the kitchen….. well who can blame her ?

In the past 2 months she has chopped, dried, reduced, baked, Vercoled and sliced 536kgs of the red beauties.

OK she has had some help from most of us (see the picture of Tomatoe lovelies above with cheery smiles) but the responsibility has been hers….

and not a bare foot has been used (sadly – oh to be in Italy or Spain …..). She told me the other day that she has now made over 150 Vercola jars = about 150 litres of chopped tomatoes and passata sauce. Not bad – and there are several tens of tomatoes still in the cool room. Continue reading

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