Chamomile harvest is over for another year, and what a year it has been! The very dry spring meant the chamomile did not start growing until late in the season, followed by the heatwaves of June (remember those!) the flowers
We are open to the public for one week of the year. However some visitors arrive all the time as this short video shows.
In my last post about our nestbox I gave credit to the male blue tit for nest building – WRONG! I have subsequently found out it is the female who does all the work, and then sets to laying eggs.
The chamomile is slowly coming out of its winter period of dormancy as the weather warms and the days lengthen with the onset of Spring. Elsewhere on the farm there are mallard ducklings on the pond, the bees are foraging
Mild February Weather We’re experiencing a mild spell of weather this week. With bees buzzing round the hellebores in the garden and Blue Tits inspecting the refurbished bird house it’s not surprising my thoughts turn to Spring as well! It’s
I put the trailcam back on its post to try and capture some footage of the deer and the large flock of lapwing that have arrived with the cold weather. Not much luck on either front, but because the setting
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
After some very blustery and often wet days the sun came out this morning so I had a walk up to my beehives on the headland of one of our chamomile fields. Although it was still quite cold I thought
We took a short break on the island of Cephalonia and came across this crowd on an evening stroll. I thought the bells would be a nice addition to our collection of relaxing sounds. Chamomile is a popular herb on
The bees need all the help they can get and this short video from the British Beekeepers Association gives details of how you can help provide the flowers they need whether you have a few thousand acres or a window