Summers here!

Lovely time of the year with everything growing really well in the polycrub – we’re eating salad, beets, carrots, courgettes, beans, tatties, beans, herbs and fruit. Waiting for the toms to ripen and the squash of course. 


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The new season garlic harvest.

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Once harvested we need to air dry to cure each bulb for storage through the winter.


Heidi and Jasmine with their lovely kids Eva and Tilly enjoying the lovely summer sunshine.


This is what I’m making with their milk. Vanilla ice cream and meringues and


Soft cheese which I’ve flavoured with toasted fennel seed and lemon rind then rolled in cracked black pepper. Delicious!

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Goat milking stand 

The goats are due to kid in mid June so we need to start preparations for milking. Decided to make a milking stand for them. It will also double up as a foot trimming stand as they need to be trimmed on a regular basis and are awkward to hold still.

Started off by downloading some plans from the Internet to get an idea of what to do, although I did end up amending them to suit what I had to work with. 

Wasn’t a bad day to do it on, dry and clear although a bit on the cold side. Got the wood and tools and started construction.


The finished article – not a bad effort, even though I say so myself!