new colours

the next decades may bring enough to worry us, but we shouldnt forget the opportunities for embracing the change and working with it sustainably

new trees and landscapes are coming, like it or not, and not all of it will be bad

persimmon leaves, with an edge like a kp disco...colours like our autumn only spicier



someone ought to make a jigsaw out of that pic

ripe

120 trees planted in may, have become 120 trees thriving in november

and now some of the handful of fruit that have developed have ripened



and just for a bit of context, this is the only orchard where 100% of the trees have survived the trauma of being transported and planted and the struuggle for getting established...including english apples from some of the most well regarded nurseries in europe, including almonds from france, everything...100% survival is something that never happens...we were hoping for the usual 90 odd%, and that they would be healthy, and maybe a few olives in a few years...ambitious enough

and now it seems that our new east devon climate throws out enough energy to fire the internal engines up, not only to create fruit, but to ripen it

late

november 1st, the first attempt at a thin icing sugar frost

Go to Otter Farm | by Mark D