frost on gate

A Seasonal Shift

I find January a slightly unsettling month. After the post-Christmas clear up of the Christmas Barns and the paperwork that…

leaves on tree Michaelmas Day

Michaelmas Day

Today (September 29th) is Michaelmas Day, one of the four historic quarter days, when traditionally farms change hands and farm…

Harvest 2018

Harvest has almost finished at Slamseys. This year has been fast and furious with long, hot days and dry grain…

Wheat in Grove Field July 2018

Summer Rituals

Getting meals on the table at the moment is a bit of a pain as I have little enthusiasm for spending time in the kitchen at this time of year, though I can be persuaded to make a batch of Lemon Squash, which disappears at alarming speed.