Claire's Blog

  • 07/04/2019
    Strong beginning

    Heading for a successful year: soil preparation, flower collection, clear systems, vermicompost harvest, mung bean sorting, and bonding of the 3 for Spain in May.

  • 01/04/2019
    When the lights go out

    A surprise KırÇev visit - magic botanical exchanges! Two traditional seeds propagators' plans. After dark, craddled in the safety of nature, we follow the election results.  Mass worm activity as inadequate power supply blows their bulbs!

  • 24/03/2019
    Attention to detail

    Skip one detail... and see how many processes will simply fizzle out.  

    Just as a genetic mutation interferes with protein production, a missed detail can mean efforts invested show not result.

  • 16/03/2019
    Roof done!

    A good roof, so dry in the rain which will be easily harvested.  The nearest viaduct, V9, is nearly complete too. Our V10 will start soon.

    8000m2 ploughed and ready for planting.

  • 10/03/2019
    Roof repair

    Finally the roof is being repaired!  The rain will wash off, to be harvested rather than feeding fungi inside.

    Opportunity to find courage: I finally found I could drive both ways in a single day! 

  • 03/03/2019
    Spring cleaning

    Mushrooms everywhere, mold wonderfully active in the warmer moist air.  

    Some of last seasons tomato products are "growing".  Now transferred to our small compost, the probiotics can perform their best, under a blanket of cabbage leaves.  

  • 17/02/2019
    Fine points

    How much do we notice, until triggered? 

  • 03/02/2019
    Winter sunrise

    A last night on the land during the semester break.  Time in our neighbouring village, with women and chldren - some who'd painted eggs with me 12 years ago.  

  • 21/01/2019
    Slip sliding n freezing

    Patches of snow on the northern sections of slopes highlight the landscape.  The car skids on village roads flooded with melt water.  Monday morning a sprinkling of fine snow granules 

  • 30/12/2018
    Snowy last Sunday

    How snow transforms - on all scales.  Cold, damp, white... obviously.  Stop and watch how light has changed, water finds a way, soil shapes as it soaks up melting snow.  Traces of recent past, anticipating possible futures