We, at Maini’s Hill Cottages, work on principles of natural farming, companion farming and with minimal disturbance to the nature. We believe in observing nature and learning from it.
With the onset of spring season, flowers start to appear everywhere. Apart from the wild flowers, hills also get covered by blossoming fruit trees. These blossoms cover up the whole of the trees with almost no leaves visible.
White Dutch Clover is a wonderful cover crop that we use in our orchard. Apart from making the ground look green and beautiful it has its benefits. Ladybirds, which are also some of the most beautiful insects in nature also love to make these clover patches their homes. Various other insects also love these patches of white clover.
With the onset of winters, frost starts to set in. Every night, the temperature goes below zero and on the following mornings, the nature shows itself in a wonderful way.
Lichens are a nature’s wonder. These are one of the oldest living things. Lichens are composite organisms that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship. These are dependent on pure air for their survival and whenever any pollutants are present, these tend to absorb them and as a consequence die down.