Scarabhill Farm Blog

How inflation reveals the wonderful necessity of local food
The narrative around inflation breaking your bank balance cannot be solely laid upon on them pesky government folk. Maybe we should be looking at food monopolies that bully farmers and price-gouge consumers.
Our artichoke surprise
Each year I buy artichokes from other farmers and have not ever planted my own. However, this year, I was gifted this mother plant in our cottage garden (thanks Audrey Wainwright) and let the artichoke unravel her magic. From a small 15cm high plant sprouting out of last years planting, this majestic plant developed into a 1.2 m high upright beauty and has kept her style despite the winds and rain. Growing abundantly in a shaded spot on the farm, the long leaves provided a canopy for our old farm cat to rest, away from the harsh sun of Elandskraal…