Author: Zsanett

Winter

After the spring in January, we finally got some reminder what a proper winter could have looked like. We got a nice amount of snow that managed to last until the frost arrived. Now we can walk on beautiful fields of snow, frozen solid.

Although nature is said to close up in winter, it’s also a time of letting us in on her secrets: In winter we can see the bird nests in the leafless trees and all tresspassers get “busted” as they leave their footprints in the snow. There’s quite a lot of traffic on the farm, apparently. We found traces of deer, hares and foxes going up and down.

 

 

Hazel hedge winter turbo

We haven’t had a proper winter so far, and we’re somewhat anxious about what February will bring us. Many trees and bushes have started growing, the little leaves of the elder trees are properly visible.

Still, “use what you have” – and if it’s nice weather, then that’s what we have to adjust to. A good opportunity to find the little representatives of the hazel hedge among the tall grass leftovers from last summer. We managed to get a good amount of straw-manure mixture from a goat farm. The bushes get a thick layer of mulch, which will help keep the moisture in the soil, while seeping the nutrients to the roots as the rains rinse the mulch.

 

Hazel hedge
Manure mulch
The Zengő behind our back