On the very last day of 2012, I have decided to write a review of the whole year through the months with pictures. Hope you enjoy it.
In January we marked out the base of the cob shed. We used old breeze blocks from around the farmyard. The weather was cold but dry.
In February the snow came and work came to a standstill.
It was very cold and the garden and farm were transformed.
In March I made the new butterfly garden which didn`t attract any butterflies until late summer.
In April the apple trees blossomed for the first time.
Unfortunately there was very little fruit later in the season. We think this was due to the lack of insects to fertilise the flowers.
In May we started our mini nursery.
In June we had our Jubilee picnic. It started out well weather-wise
but we ended up under the awning playing pass the parcel when it rained on us.
We started the cobbing. It was very hard work.
The butterfly garden was very pretty by July but not many butterflies.
The wild flower areas were beautiful.
There was plenty to harvest in August. It took quite a while to sort it all out when we got home.
The wild flower areas continued to look lovely throughout the summer.
The cobbing was getting a bit behind in September. We expected to be much further on than this.
There was lots of pickling and preserving still going on in September.
In October Steve made a fourth compost heap....very much needed.
In November we had to cover the unfinished cob shed to protect it from the wet weather.
In December the Kunikuni pigs arrived.
And now I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.
Good gardening and see all you yurters in 2013.