Monday, 18 March 2013

Getting over winter

Been a while since my last post as things have been really busy here over the last month. Winter has been pretty Brutal in many respects.We seem to have had the lot this year, high winds that tore apart the wood shed and compost toilet and many trees, snow as high as 9 inches , weeks and weeks of rain and lots of minus temperatures that were constantly freezing our water pipe. Today i am stuck indoors as we endure heavy rains with the met issuing severe flood warnings. So much for all that global warming bollocks,this winter has been a real cold one. This kind of got me to thinking how mans natural habitat is one of warmer conditions,moving and migrating with the sun or going into hibernation, if we were meant to endure cold  conditions we would have been designed with a built in fur coat and after all we did all originate from Africa , anyway just a thought and yes summer is just around the corner. For now spring is in the air even if it is just a whiff, meaning our greenhouse is bursting with seed trays, tomato, pepper and aubergine seeds have gone in as well as many of our companion flowers, carrots, onions and beetroots. we are planting more seeds than ever this year, for tomatoes i think around 350 in all and everything being planted is in keeping with the biodynamic moon cycles. particularly excited this year as about a month ago i turned vegan with the emphasis on a high raw plant based diet. I have to say i have never felt better both mentally and physically and with a diet like this there is no reason why i can't feed myself about 90% off the land meaning less of a need for money, health and less financial stress, a win win situation.

In between all the bad weather things are still getting done as well as the seed planting i have just mentioned which will now be an ongoing thing over the coming months- new beds have been put in around the land. Solar panels have been bought along with a special water pump i had to order from the States that can bring up water at long distance and with a low flow of water. perfect for the little springs we have down and around our bottom woodland. I've done a few tests and it all seems pretty good so far. 

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