Sunday, October 29, 2006

It must be Halloween!

a terrifying witch in the trees
Look what we found today in a wood just 15 minutes' cycle ride from Mur Crusto farm. And (below), just look at Jill's great Halloween pumpkin, on sale as an 'extra' in the Swallow House at Mur Crusto this weekend.

giant pumpkin, organically grown by Jill

Friday, October 20, 2006

Happy packers in Mur Crusto kitchen

This post may not be very newsworthy but it does give you an up-to-date snapshot of a typical Friday's harvesting and packing.
Deo, Jill and Val in Mur Crusto farm kitchen

Here's the workforce having tea after successfully finishing another packing and harvesting day. Deo, our wonderful and hard-working volunteer, is on the left. Val is standing and Jill seated.

veg bags and 'extras', all ready for collection in the Swallow House

The photo above is of all the packed bags neatly stacked, ready for collection by our customers. On the freezer are the 'extras' we offer each week. At present, these include tomatoes, apples and shiitake mushrooms but it changes each week.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mur Crusto crops and Ty'n Lon tatws

I thought you'd like to see a couple of pictures, taken just a few minutes ago. We started harvesting leeks for the bags last week. They're doing very well and most are quite a decent size (picture, L). On the R are some of the polytunnel crops: lettuces, chard (on L) and fennel, the feathery stuff in the centre.
Our potato weekend went well, despite the lifter falling spectacularly to bits. Between about 5 of us, we reassembled it. We had several wonderful helpers: Bini and Hugh (singer extraordinaire), Arabella, Pat and John in addition to the four of us (Mike, Jill, Val, Bry). Even so, it took the best part of the weekend to pick and pack away the thousands of potatoes. I hope Jill will post some photos for you to see!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A new place for latest news from Llangybi Organics

Val with giant tomato which weighed one kilo. These 'beefsteak' tomatoes taste incredibly good too!

I (Bry, the webmaster here!) am changing the Llangybi Organics website so that all Llangybi Organics news, long or short, gets posted on this blog page. There are advantages for me in that it's easier to do. There are advantages for you too:
  • all news posts get listed by title, date and month automatically (the Archive in the right column of this page) so you can find any item you're interested in
  • you can use a feed reader (like the free and excellent Omea) to pick up RSS/Atom feeds from this weblog. This simply means that you can find out automatically whenever we add anything. If you don't want to be bothered with feeds, just bookmark this page in your Favourites
  • it means you can 'have your finger on the pulse' since we'll be adding posts every few days or weeks because it's so easy to do. Some could be just a couple of sentences and a picture. There won't be any formal newsletter any more, just a series of the latest newsworthy items - with pictures as needed.

So now you really can keep in touch... And you can also add your own comments to any of our news postings.