Foodies rejoice, as Harlow Carr brings a weekend to tickle your taste buds. It doesn’t matter how much space you have or your level of experience, there will be something for everyone. Find out how to create your own small holding, sample the best regional produce and learn how to cook up a storm with fresh produce.
This is the time of year which defines whether you are a half full or a half empty person. As I look out of the office window at the sodden fields, and the tractors lined up in the yard standing idle again as yet another cold, wet day looms it is difficult to fall into the half full category. By rights this year we should all take the year off from farming, leave the land to dry out and rest from the turbulent year it has had, and catch our own breath from coping with the horrendous year the farm has suffered. BUT we won’t, the Bank Manager would not be too happy for a start, the country would go ballistic if there wasn’t any food on the table come harvest, and you never know we could have ‘a right good summer’! So we will wait for a fine day, hope the worms have not all disappeared and are prepared to do their bit in turning the soil for us, and check the tractors are in fine fettle ready to leap into action at the first sign of spring. In the meantime I will dash off to see our lovely Granddaughter who is teething, but whose smile could light up the room. Remove yet another layer of mud from my poor kitchen floor and light the stove that Stephen has installed in our living room – we should have done it years ago – such bliss to have this blanket of warmth that envelopes you when you sit on the sofa fuelled by our own Eco briquettes. See – if the sun was shining, I couldn’t light it, I’d have to do things like Spring Cleaning and Gardening…………
We are all very excited about starring in ‘Ade in Britain’ on ITV Friday 15th March. Hope you can join us in front of the T.V at 4pm
Geoffrey is taking full advantage of the break in the weather. Sowing his…you will be relieved to know not wild oats but, spring barley.