The tyre towers around the patio are also brilliant, they give a good depth of soil, something which is missing here as the soil is thin with a stony layer a couple of inches below the surface. It is going to take me a lifetime to build the soil up a reasonable depth in the main vegetable patch.
Thoughts from our smallholding in the province of Lugo, Galicia, in the north-west of Spain.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
After a lovely long warm Autumn the cold weather has arrived. The wind is very chill but my wood fired range is lit and I seem to be making endless cups of herbal tea. The Geese have grown at an incredible rate, Gloria at the back has developed Angel wing, which is a deformity of the last joint of her wings making them stand out sideways but it doesn't seem to bother her.
The mandarin tree in the polytunnel is in full bloom, smelling heavenly and even in this cold weather a hardy bumblebee is working hard. Sorry about the poor picture, Action shots are not my forte.
Posted by The Hairy Ranter at 12:54
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Lovely! We fired up the cookstove this weekend too. Did you design the tunnel yourselves, or was it a kit?ReplyDelete
I had it built and erected by a local man who is a welder and does it professionally. It is more expensive than the kits but it is very robust and should last for years. Now it is up all we need to do is replace the polythene every 5 to 6 years. Around 600 euros for a 6m x 4m tunnel with two doors and £200 for putting it up.ReplyDelete
Your veg is looking great, you must be very pleased with it all. Angel wing can be helped by vitamin D and E plus manganese, if she is young enough you can also use the leg of tights as a body stocking to help it go back into place.ReplyDelete