This pile of well rotted horse manure is the fuel for the garden for the forthcoming year. It has come from Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre, where Careth, who used to be our receptionist at the Newby Bridge Hotel, is the Manager.
Careth lives an idyllic Slow Life looking after more than two dozen horses and a guest house in a lovely remote location in the Lake District National Park. The horse manure is both a fertiliser and a mulch. We apply up to 50 tons a year, which means that neither the vegetables or the flowers need any artificial feeding.