Winter work with children

We are only have workdays every few weeks, now, in the depth of winter, but today it was half term, so we had a couple of children for the first time in a long while. After some early rain it was a bright sunny cold day.

We are in very good shape for the winter, with not very much to do. We are beginning to plant broad beans in the polytunnels, and onions outside. We still have lots of leeks, some cabbage, kale, and celeriac. We are covering lots of areas with black sheeting, laying out a new 5 course rotation, with permanent walkways between the beds.

We had our coffee break in the big new polytunnel. The compost is doing well. We closed off one pile and opened a new one. They are only taking a couple of months to rot down to good, usable compost.

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