My first two weeks at Henbant have been filled with delicious food, laughter around the dinner table, roaring fires, cows, chickens, sheep, brambles and plenty of lessons in regenerative agriculture.
Give the sunshine a big shout and admire all the ways we can make hay while the sun shines.
Take a moment to observe your natural surroundings and step into the first principle of permaculture.
Tagetes patula (French marigold) brightens up any garden and holds many spiritual and wellbeing properties.
I had a great time collecting the seed heads of these Tagetes patula (French marigolds) and then popping them open to reveal the match-stick like contents when I got home!
I get a rare glimpse of an urban fox, thank nature for its many gifts and appreciate the blooms of my house plants.
I get back in the community garden, harvest the fruit and veg and discover a rather unusual trombone squash.
I get a little stressed with RHS revision but many garden surprises bring me back to reality.
I meet a very friendly magpie and demonstrate bizarre things for my RHS exams.
The plants are getting tasty and that means lots of insects to discover! I've also been weeding, experimenting with mulch and thinning out snapdragons.