January is our quietest month on the smallholding. With only a few chickens and ducks to look after it's a good time to catch up on odd jobs around the house and to reflect on the previous year. 2018 for us was dominated by extremes of weather - from the 'Beast from the East' (which brought the heaviest snow we've experienced since living here), to a very cold and wet spring, and then the longest heatwave since 1976!

To remind us of all the different weather we faced, as well as some of our smallholding highlights from last year, we've put together a short video. We hope you enjoy watching it. :-)