It’s a cold and frosty start to December. The chamomile fields are covered in frost as the temperature dropped to below zero for the third night in a row.
That’s not a problem for the chamomile, it’s a hardy little plant and could almost be described as an evergreen, it’s leaves stay green all through the winter and still give off the wonderful fresh aroma on warmer days.
At last the wind has dropped, so despite the cold, a walk around the farm on these beautifully sunny mornings is a great way to start the day.
The high winds of the past weeks stripped most of the autumn leaves from the trees and those that hung on are giving up the fight to the frost – all except the oaks that is who cling on to their leaves as long as they can.