Mr Jinks

March 20, 2017 by Clay

How lucky are we to get this view each day? No really!. We wouldn't be without him. He has his own tag in the Blog so watch out for more pictures. A very timid cat.. He never naturally goes near people But ignore him and he might come to you one day.. The honour of being his favourite customer goes to Dawn from Wigan. A true cat whisperer that one and friend maker.. To see him is to love him, though not if you're a dog in a parked car. He is a begger for that! Likes a good brushing. Has had more than Rod Stewart (see below). Hardly ever climbs these days and does love a good scrat.. Knows the place like the back of his paw.. Donations gratefully received ;).

Vegan Bone Broth

March 19, 2017 by Clay

This vegan version of bone broth just made. A nourishing briney taste. The mineral kick this time is coming from Shitake Mushrooms and Wakame and Sweet Kombu seaweed. Fast becoming a MOl classic.

Harvest - Gorsuch Orchard

October 14, 2015 by Dennis Walton

Harvest – Sept/Oct 2015

Gorsuch orchard has come a long way since 31/01/2011 when it was planted. We have had our first full harvest and we picked the apples over the last three weeks. The Rajka in particular have been prolific – almost 40 lbs from the 3 trees. We did not weigh the fruit from the Lord Lambourne, James Grieve or Worcester Permain as these trees are still a couple of years behind the Rajkas. One customer bought all the Worcesters in one go and these were only from one tree. The other 2 Worcesters had to be hard pruned (to within an inch of their lives!) three years ago but they have survived and appear to be quite healthy. Last winter one Lord Lambourne decided to curl up its toes and die and the decision was taken not to replant in that particular area. We almost lost one of the Rajkas this autumn too due to the weight of fruit. We did lose one branch but as you can see from the image Clay and I were able to re-stake it before anything serious happened. As of today, 09/10/2015, there are just 7 apples left on the 2 Lord Lambourne trees. We will be checking them next Friday. Come November any mulch around the trees will be cleared away, stakes and ties checked and the cycle will start again in January with winter pruning.

Hippocrates Soup

September 11, 2014 by Julia Wright

"Let thy food be thy medicine

and thy medicine be thy food"

Hey Pesto!

August 23, 2013 by Julia Wright

Popping with flavour....

Hand Made Rag Rugs

August 15, 2013 by Julia Wright

Traditional Quality Rag Rugs.

Fresh Juiced Cucumbers!

August 10, 2013 by Clay

Fresh Cucumber Juice:

Water Kefir

August 06, 2013 by Clay

Bottling up our Kefir:

First Crop of Apples.

July 19, 2013 by Dennis Walton

Rajka Almost Ready!

Wicked Pickles

March 02, 2013 by Julia Wright

Every cloud has a silver lining..

Artist Prints For Sale

February 28, 2013 by Julia Wright

'Work Horses' in water colour by James Gray.

Facebook & Twitter

February 10, 2013 by Clay

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter:

Hot As Hell Chilli Jam.

September 18, 2012 by Clay

Boiled until the FLOOR OF HELL appeared in our pan!...

Smoothie Talk!

August 17, 2012 by Matt Zerillo

Local Smoothie Guru, Matt Zerillo writing for ManicOrganic:

Our Online Noticeboard

June 05, 2012 by Clay

Below are links to customers businesses and projects,
taken from our shop noticeboard. Veg Lovers All :)

Harvesting Broad Bean tips

May 24, 2012 by Julia Wright

We've grown some broad beans in the polytunnel this year..

Busy Bees

May 14, 2012 by Julia Wright

Two busy bees here at Manic Organic.

Re Mulching

March 19, 2012 by Dennis Walton

Time is flying by. This is our 2nd season’s mulching of the trees in Gorsuch Orchard.

Haddock Hats SOLD OUT!

February 10, 2012 by Julia Wright

Sold out now but enjoyed selling these quality hats from Norway in the past.

Planting & Winter Pruning

January 30, 2012 by Dennis Walton

Replacing lost trees and winter pruning..

'Manic' the Movie!

December 27, 2011 by Julia Wright

Thanks to Liam for this snapshot of life over a few days at MO in 2009. We hardly recognise the place!

Orchard Update!

November 18, 2011 by Dennis Walton

Getting ready for 1st Winter..

Recipe for Pumpkin Pie

October 25, 2011 by Julia Wright

Thanks to Jen Walton for this great Pumpkin Pie recipe! The pumpkin in question was one of our rouge vif d'etampes

Pass the Pumpkin

September 27, 2011 by Julia Wright

A Gentle workout in the Green Gym!

Seasonal Musings

September 22, 2011 by Julia Wright

Seasons end..

FDL Environmental

August 23, 2011 by Clay

Mr P Freeman in Action!

Greenwood Twiggs

July 31, 2011 by Julia Wright

A 'shout' for Greenwood Twiggs who supply our BBQ Charcoal..

Setting Up Gorsuch Orchard

July 29, 2011 by Dennis Walton

Orchard Planting..

Chocks Away!

July 24, 2011 by Clay

Can you spot the resemblance between the RAF Spitfire and the old trailer?

Give Bees a chance!

March 15, 2011 by Clay

We had our own Bee hives at the farm a while ago. It was great to share space with them.

Hand Dyed Scarves!

December 10, 2010 by Julia Wright


Mr Jinx

November 30, 1999 by Clay

How lucky are we to get this view quite a lot of times a day! This is Jinksey, King of the greenhouse. He loves it in there.

Quite a scardy cat this, you'll be lucky if you catch a sighting.. If he is around, there's no point doing the Che che che thing.. He won't come. However if you ignore him for long enough and just let him watch you for a while, you might get a nice surprise one day. Loves a good brushing.. He has several. He's a love.