So after a busy Samhain we are beginning to settle into the darkest time. The small veg plot has been emptied and the soil turned over. The Yule fruit trees have been planted and the greenhouse tomatos have been taken out.
We have a huge pile of scrap wood and old chicken houses waiting to be set on fire :) and then we can start to think about clearing the two large veg beds in the field. we need to get at least one ready for next year.
Logs are being stockpiled but they need drying out for a few months.
When I went to check the trees today I found the plum with new leaves already and two of the dirty 'stones' at the base of the pear had been washed by the rain and were actually quartz :)