What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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Sheep

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything happy, so here’s a photo of the sheep enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. Lambert is far happier, as expected, since he’s had some company.

 

Numbers increased so rapidly that I found myself having to find extra equipment. What do you think of my ‘make […]

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Making Memories

 

This is what memories are made of. Volunteer Maria helps me by holding Ziggy the Piggy whilst we syringe feed her.

Sadly Ziggy didn’t make it, despite our best efforts. We think it’s likely that the move was too much stress for such young piglets. Reg and Geraldine and settling in well […]

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Handsome

 

Lambert is SUCH a handsome chap. And he knows it!

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Winter hay

We’ve been working on storing winter hay and bedding today, taking advantage of glorious sun to dry it. With goats, pigs and sheep as well as poultry, we’re needing to up production this year.

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Weak Piglet

 

This sweet little girl, one of our Vietnamese Pot Belly Piglets, is very weak today. We’re wondering if Mum’s milk has dried up as a reaction to the stress of transport. We’re topping her up with goat’s milk as an emergency measure.

Please wish her […]

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Vietnamese Pot Belly Pigs

New arrivals to the farm yesterday, a lovely little family of Vietnamese pot belly pigs. Two of the┬áthe sweetest piglets you ever saw, who sleep on top of Mum and Dad in a big snoring heap! More photos to come when they get to trust me a little […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful: Caterpillar on Lupin

 

I’m afraid I’ve no idea what sort of caterpillar this is, but what an amazing colour!

 

 

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Fabulous Time of Year to be a Goat

 

After some rain, it’s a fabulous time of year to be a goat. The hills are totally yellow with broom and carqueja.

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Meet Lambert Geeny

 

This is Lambert Geeny, our new ram and future patriarch of what we’re hoping will become our new sheep empire.

About two minutes after I took this photo Lambert chased Mr Goat all around the field. Mr Goat is now sulking in his shed, nursing his ego. Lambert is stalking the fence […]

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Glanville fritillary

Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) on a chamomile flower

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