It’s all action here at the moment. After a dry April the first two weeks of May we had NO rain whatsoever, mostly unbroken sunshine, and had to take water out to the poultry and improvise a plastic pond for them. Tilly the baby Golden Guernsey arrived in March and is growing very quickly. We […]
Jessica, our young turkey hen, shows great interest in everything we do, often following us around, mostly to check whether we might have something she can eat. Recently we have been painting the barn doors, and Jess has watched every move, pecking the ladder, the paintbrush, the paint, the dust sheets and even managing to […]
During the past week or so, Justin has completed an online training course and upgraded his qualification for teaching adults. Hopefully this will help us in running more of our permaculture courses in the near future. If anyone is interested in knowing more about this online, one-week intensive course,we’d be happy to share the details […]
After a couple of years without goats, we are back in business. Molly, a young Saanen, and her two billy kids arrived safely at the Lakeland Permaculture smallholding on 15th September, after a trip from Morecambe. On the way we needed to call in at the vet, as Molly had an undiagnosed swelling on her […]
The wisteria was climbing in at the windows again, so it needed to be taught some manners. also the beech hedge needed a trim.
People who visit us often enjoy a guided tour of the smallholding. If you are hoping to do this, please remember to have wellies and waterproofs. Viewing the bees at close range is not advised without supervision and proper protective clothing.
Alongside our new bees, we received a new queen. We are calling her Abbie, A bee, geddit? Still seeing some activity around the hive, but not sure how well they are going to manage through the winter.