A rainbow of Chard!

Hope everyone is able to enjoy the sunshine today amid all the madness and lockdown!Towards the end of the bank holiday weekend got to enjoy some time sitting in the sun.We are both able to be up at Hare Hill each day now due to neither of us working, which means we’re not rushing to […]

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Bloody Tomato Seeds!

When you sow a shit batch of tomato seeds which are quite frankly taking an age to even emerge…THEN you find a mountain of seedlings in the polytunnel from last years Toms🙌🏼🙌🏼Planning on pricking these out and potting on. Could have saved myself time and money weeks ago knowing this, but hey I feel this […]

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Beans beans good for your heart!

Spent yesterday in the tunnel sowing our runner beans, climbing beans and more dwarf beans. Along with some Forget Me Nots (how lovely are those teeny tiny seeds!) to add some prettiness around the place!We’ve gone for Scarlett Emperor runner beans, Necker Queen & Gold climbing beans and Purple Teepee & Faraday dwarf variety.Dwarf will […]

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A Sea of Seeds!

Pictured are the A-Z of seeds which are currently sprouting beautifully in the polytunnel. To name a few, we have Onions, Fennel, Sprouts, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Chillis…the list really does go on…and on 🙂I’d say we’re three quarters there with seed planting, which I’m pretty please with. Most of the seeds we have left will […]

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New addition to Hare Hill Farm!

So we’re growing something a little different alongside our fruit and veg in 2020!! This year has already gotten off to a great (and very speedy) start and getting everything ready for the coming season is getting us all excited for all things bigger veg beds, more sheep..and adding a little one to our brood! […]

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Lambing time!

So it turns out we are lambing earlier than we thought this year. I think we must have worked out dates incorrectly..oops! We had our first of the new arrivals on the 7th March – One ewe lamb and one ram lamb). Both of these ewe’s lambs had a twin, but unfortunately they died. One […]

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Hare Hill Hens!!

So glad to have chickens back at Hare Hill!. We now have five excellent layers and five more exotic looking ladies arriving in a couple of weeks.We’d like to get a cockerel and hatch some chicks of our own again..It was just the most amazing thing to watch them hatch!!It’s so lovely to see the […]

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Potatoes guna Potate!

Our potato’s were chitted over the weekend (we’re improvising with corrugated sheets in the polytunnel this year).This year we’ve gone for Charlotte again as they were a firm fave last year. Maris Bard which is great for boiling and Golden Wonder which makes a fab roastie and chip! Both new varieties to us, so we’ll […]

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Seeds, glorious Seeds!

More seed arrivals!We’re plunging into some lettuce growing this year, along with Cauliflower and climbing Beans rather than dwarf beans (hoping for a larger crop from climbers).Already enjoying the thought of a wider range of veggies this year..let’s hope they all behave themselves!#harehillfarm #smallholdinglife #seeddeliveries #2020growingseason #smallscalegrowers #localproducers

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First seeds for 2020!

First lot of seeds have arrived for 2020! We’ve decided to grow our onions from seeds this year instead of sets, so we are starting them off early. We’ve now sowed half into plugs, and they are sitting on top of our heated propagator to give them a boost. They should stay at around 10 […]

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