The first and most important job is to give the meadow its annual haircut. This is more difficult this year, as all the rain made the plants grow massively tall and woody. We have made the decision to avoid using strimmers and other powered mowers, so we've invested in an Austrian Scythe! Tracey set up the scythe and read up on how to use and sharpen it, and she's gradually working on the rest of the group to have a go (with appropriate safeguards and risk assessments, of course!).
|Tracey with the Austrian Scythe|
Meanwhile, the onion harvest has been taking place. The polytunnel looks quite jolly with the white and red onions all drying.
|How tall is it Mark?|
Things are hotting up in the polytunnel as well. We now have our Pocket Vine tomatoes starting to ripen. These are absolutely bizarre beasties - they look like lots of small tomatoes glued together. Fortunately they also taste great. Look out for them at some of our events.
|It's supposed to look like that! It's a pocket vine tomato|