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Billy's Blog - Episode 3

It's a drizzly sort of day and I'm trying to dodge the showers. I've just had my second change of clothes and the appeal of getting soaked again means you've all got to put up with my musings. The season is starting to progress after a slow start, although I'm still a good  fortnight  behind last year. The Gooseberries are about halfway through with about 3 weeks to go. The Green walnuts are just starting and will be around for a fortnight. I expect to start on Raspberries by next Friday and Blueberries 10 days after. Today I'm trying to pick a large order of Green walnuts for a distillery who will be making Nocino liqueur with them. I have...

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Billy's Blog - Episode 2

Hi every peeps, Thought I'd say a little bit about my Farm. It's westward, facing the Cleehill (1800ft) going from 400ft by the brook at the bottom to 800ft at the top, so you're either walking up or down. The Valley we're on is a horseshoe one, which means we have a micro climate which is similar to central France. This is why I can grow Apricots, Almonds, Mirabelles and Walnuts as the Summer and Autumn are hot and long here. It does mean that our house heats up like an oven and in winter we are exposed to cold north winds. I'm writing this on a mizzly, drizzly Sunday morning, bringing much needed rain to the Gooseberries. The hill is shrouded...

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