Godney Aquaponics

Godney Aquaponics
In the village of Godney, with the beautiful back drop of the Glastonbury Tor, Melv and Sal are embarking on a new venture. Fed up with the poor quality of veg in the shops, they have the ambition to set up an aquaponics system to provide fresh vegetables and salad crops for the village, and with a little help from their hens a supply of fresh free range eggs too.

What is Aquaponics??

What is Aquaponics??
Aquaponics is a sustainable method of producing quality food with minimal external inputs. It is a system that combines conventional aquaculture (e.g. fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Water from the aquaculture system is fed to the hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down and are utilised by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Every storm has a silver lining ...

Well we have certainly having some stormy weather of late and the wind!!! 

We were dreading the weather forecasted, especially with 4 polytunnels ...

But we certainly escaped lightly and I am so pleased that the only gripe I had after the event was why does it always fall on someone else's fence!!

A large willow had managed to go crashing on to our neighbour's boundary balanced precariously on their wooden fence, holding their horses in.

Despite being a little daunted by the job ahead, as soon as the weather calmed we didn't waste any time. We didn't want the tree to fall any further and damage the fence beyond repair.

Melv set to work with the chainsaw and Sal waited on hand to shift the debris.

But it was the digger that was the god send, it shifted the long, broad limbs safely and effortlessly.

And as we are not getting any younger we were very appreciative that it took all the hard work out of things!!

And so did the 'Pickaroo' to shift the logs, an invention Melv found off the internet and fashioned out of an old drywall hammer, it picks up logs beautifully - with no need for back bending - excellent!!

Then with a little bit of effort and a few hours work - look what we've now got!!

Two winters worth of firewood to heat our little cottage.

Lovely ...

Home grown

Now normally with our horticultural hats on when we talk about home grown we are refering to vegetables. But for the first time since we hav...