Where did July go, not sure really, except the wet theme continued, as many of you may know I used to grow a range of vegetables for our box scheme, last year I gave this up and focused on the soup, and thought that to grow a limited range of vegetables required by the soup would be easier than growing the wide range we used to, well, in principle it has been easier, lord knows what it would of been like to of tried to of grown the usual amount. The weather has not been conducive to good plant growth, you know that feeling you get when you have not eaten enough but you have still got to get something done, this is how I assume my plants feel, they need to grow, but there is no food about to make them grow, most of it being washed away by the unseasonal volume of rain we had in June and July.
Just come back from the field where my Leeks and Onions are, they have almost pulled through although quite a few casulties in the onion field. Seven weeks to go before we start to harvest the leeks for the leek and Potato soup, they are quite small at the moment, so hope for a bit of sunshine and a little rain to bulk them up.
The swifts are looking to me like they are about to leave, not been great for them but they have still been successful in rearing at least one brood which is great, today the kestrels came back to hunt on the farm, they disappeared after the magpies invaded their nests. But they are back now, I wonder where they went.
Just a quick one this time. Rod