Tag Archives: Vegetable Gardening

A Look Around The Farm in Early May

Thank goodness for lockdown because things are getting busy down here on the farm.

Peas are doing well, I have crushed up some extra strong mints and put some peppermint tea bags down because this is said to deter the mice which did a lot of damage last year.


The Broad Beans are doing well…

Broad Beans

And the potatoes…


I am growing these in pots because last year I lost the entire crop to wireworm.  These have popped up in the garden, left in the ground from last year and I am going to let them grow to see if they are still there…

Potatoes 01

There is a lot of work to do in the green house of course…

Greenhouse 02

And although the farm is mostly arable there is a chicken to look after…


I have got a couple of helpers from Eastern Europe, one from Poland and the other from Latvia but I don’t know I will manage next year after Boris’ Barmy Brexit…

Garden Helpers

Staying Closer to Home and Making Discoveries

Trees 001

The current lock down may be inconvenient but it does have some positives.

We have lived in the village of Healing for over two years but have really seen very little of it but with wider restrictions on travel we have been exploring the lanes and paths nearby.

There is good network of footpaths and bridle ways and there seems to no conflict with the local farmers about easy access even when they cut directly across farmland and crops. It is easy walking because much of the landscape of the parish is low-lying agricultural land and the sea level is just around fifteen feet and is drained by man-made drains.

Tree 004

We walked south today and covered a distance of almost eight miles, five miles across the fields and then three more back to the village along Wells Road.  In the Victorian period two mineral springs were discovered in the parish, one was fresh water, the other chalybeate (salts of iron) which were said to be effective in curing skin disorders.  The site of the springs, which still flow, is on Wells Road and the village is called Healing as a consequence.

The current spell of fine weather has encouraged Spring to accelerate and all along the trail the trees were beginning to burst into leaf…

Click on an image to scroll through the gallery…

The farmers around here take good care of the land and everywhere is mostly clean and tidy but someone always has to spoil it…

Fly Tipping

In the afternoon we sat in the garden and watched the seedlings growing.  Isolation is such good fun…

Seedlings 01

Later as afternoon tipped over into evening we followed the progress of the Pink Supermoon…

Full Moon

Amusing to think that fifty years ago man flew a quarter of a million miles to the moon but right now can’t leave the end of the road!

The Good Life – Courgette Fritters

Courgette and Spring Onion

One of my favourite dishes in Greece is courgette fritters so how good it is to be able to recreate this tasty meal in Lincolnshire from home grown produce complete with lettuce, radish and spring onion. Feta Cheese and Olives from ALDI.

Courgette Fritters