Spring has sprung and the rabbit population is exploding with the primroses and bluebells. The rabbits dig beneath our vines and endanger their root system, whilst also making huge scrapes and burrows that are a hazard to workers and the tractor. This year, our Rabbit Man has brought a couple of furry friends to help control the rabbits. This delightfully soft and intelligent ferret should nevertheless, not be held next to ones face. Cute and effective!
Ed (below), who has been with the Bothy team for a year now, tied the knot with his wife Gemma last December.
Ed managed the vineyard whilst planting his own in East Hagbourne and also helped run the Bothy business. Gemma and Ed finally managed to get away in April for their honeymoon, after completing the winter pruning.
Sian Liwicki is one of the Bothy Vineyard partners. She has worked with the UK Vineyards Association, in the nature conservation and scientific research. She loves documenting the fun, the challenging and the absurd, in the vineyard landscape.