Christmas at Walnuts Farm with Nick & Bella in December Country Living

2014.12.17

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Ben Kendrick. Words by Louise Elliott.

Nick & Bella in November Country Living

2014.10.03

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Caroline Reeves. Words by Louise Elliott.

Nick & Bella in October Country Living

2014.10.03

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Caroline Reeves. Words by Louise Elliott.

Nick & Bella in September Country Living

2014.08.12

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Ben Kendrick. Words by Louise Elliott.

Outdoor Cooking with Nick & Bella in August Country Living

2014.07.07

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Wlker. Styling by Ben Kendrick. Words by Louise Elliott.

High Summer with Nick & Bella in July Country Living

2014.06.18

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Caroline Reeves. Words by Louise Elliott.

Elderflower Season with Nick & Bella in June Country Living

2014.05.23

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink Editor Alison Walker. Styling by Ben Kendrick. Words by Louise Elliott.

Wearing the Day

2014.05.14

 

At Walnuts Farm we wear the day on our Carhartts.

 

 

Campfire Cooking with Nick & Bella in May Country Living

2014.04.07

 

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and drink editor Alison Walker. Styling by Caroline Reeves. Words by Louise Elliott.

 

Weaners arrive at Walnuts Farm

2014.04.07

 

Bella picked up two Oxford Sandy and Black gilts over the weekend – progeny of The Barnsnap Herd, and they’re already settling into their arc, and tucking in at the trough.

 

Smoking Trout at Walnuts Farm

2014.04.02

 

The opening of the trout season, and a big haul from Bewl Water is always a good excuse to get out the smoker…

We smoked over oak wood chips using a smoker from Outdoor Cook. The fish were all caught ‘low and slow’ on black and green lures, as is typical for this time of year. You can see more of us smoking trout and a recipe for hot smoked trout with beetroot and apple salad in the March 2014 issue of Country Living magazine.

 

Garlic planting at Walnuts Farm

2014.03.17

 

A quick roughen up with my Father’s 1960′s issue wooden handled ‘Wolf’ cultivator – and we’re ready to plant out the garlic that has been growing steadily in modules in the cold frames.

Last of the Brussels Sprouts.

2014.03.17

 

We usually keep our brassicas going as long as possible to help us over ‘the hungry gap’ – that time between the point when the stored vegetables are used up or spoiled, and the new season’s vegetables start to produce. But these Brussels Sprouts are coming out now to make way for the garlic going in. We can’t resist one more picking of the smallest sprouts for tonight’s supper with sausages and mash. Fittingly the remainder will go to the pigs.

Easter at Walnuts Farm with Nick & Bella in April Country Living

2014.03.05

Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

2014.03.04

 

Today we’re flipping pancakes, and everyone ends up smiling…

 

The Bee Garden

2014.02.25

 

It’s always hard to remember the Summer when in the depths of even a mild Winter, but a few days of sunshine has got us planning the Spring sowing of the bee garden. Here’s last year’s in August…

 

A Hint of Spring…

2014.02.19

 

Four days after the traditional Valentines Day start to the egg season – these Buff Orpington cross pullets (seen here last Autumn) have at last started laying, and repaying us for all that Winter feed.

Great Little Trading Company at Walnuts Farm

2014.02.11

Savour Life at Walnuts Farm with Nick and Bella in Country Living magazine – March 2014

2014.02.06

 

Photographs by Brent Darby. Food and Drink Editor Alison Walker. Styling by Caroline Reeves. Words by Louise Elliott.

Joules at Walnuts Farm

Category: TEAR SHEETS  Joules
2014.02.04

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