Category Archives: Greenholme – an experiment in permaculture

Gentle Grain – 2nd attempt

0 …who stilleth the raging of the sea and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people. (Ps 65:7) If we are to establish resilience [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

NHM – a great resource

0 We have a large shrub or small tree in front of the house at Greenholme. We have not been able to identify it since we arrived, and [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

2014 Open Day

0 Following the popularity of our first Open Day last year, we have decided to offer another opportunity for folk to visit. This year it will be on [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Gentle Grain – 1st Attempt

0 Native Americans had an abhorrence of ‘ploughing’, declaring it to be a barbaric assault on our ‘mother’ who sustains us: You ask me to plough the ground. [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Beef or…Willow? Part 2

0 A recent episode of the BBC programme ‘Countryfile’ (26 January, 2014) saw our local MP criticising certain intellectuals for wanting to impose their ‘fantasies’ on the uplands [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Beef or What – Part 1?

0 Without exception, every farm in the Bewcastle and Stapleton parishes raises beef and lamb. This requires the conversion, and the maintenance, of the land to grass. We [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Met Office Weather Station

0 June and July were sweltering! Unfortunately we weren’t recording weather data until the second half of July, but we are now an official Met Office weather observation [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Pigs & Bees

0 At last we have some honey bees. We collected a package of black honey bees from Charles Austin in Barnsley on Monday, 8th July. They were shaken [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

About Bees

0 Not Apis mellifera. Not honey bees. Same size, same general colouring, similar behaviour, not the same bee. Despite the initial jubilation about possible feral honey bee colonies [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Of Chooks n Bees

0 Arrivals and discoveries! In the last two days we have had 8 little Maran chicks hatch, with one egg still to go. Their mother was so desperate [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture