Now that the kitchen grey water tank is up and running it has been planted with some mint and fava beans. It appears to work well as a seed bed as the top layer of soil is kept moist so we tried out tree cabbage and other leafy greens - some to leave and some to later transplant. The wire is for protection but it isn't as effective against snails as against goats.
The fences of the lower garden have been reinforced and several self wicking beds installed. One dug into the ground, one in the old bathtub reclaimed from the grey water tank upgrade and a third in a raised bed. After running out of water last summer these are intended to make more efficient use of less water. The lasagna beds started in June are now going crazy with borage.
To prepare for winter's arrival new double glazed windows were installed in the downstairs living room and have made a big difference as the days become colder.
Outdoor wood was stained and lots of posts added to the driveway to fence off a bigger area for Rex the dog.
Also another compartment was added to the humanure area ready to start a 4th pile.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.