In the vegetable garden we planted the first of our Broad Beans and continued to supply our local greengrocer, Bramley's Apple, with a regular supply of rhubarb and purple sprouting broccoli. Both of which are can be purchased direct from the gardeners, just come and find one of us or if we’re hiding somewhere contact Tim, who can get hold of us.
Paul managed to get a first cut in the the parkland and in the cider orchard. The mound at the top of the cider orchard was also leveled, harrowed and sown with a wildflower mix that will hopefully benefit the bees and other wildlife that is starting to thrive. He also marked out two rows in the parkland which will be turned into a wildflower corridor, leading down to the lake.
The weed, feed and moss-killer has worked its way into the lawns and they’ve all started to green and thicken up nicely.
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert
Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time
A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice
An afternoon spent getting to know each other