Last year, I had great designs on a sweet pea screen. The dreamy heavenly vision ran riot in my mind. I would paint it purple. And the plants would ramble happily through it smothering it in greenery and deliciously scented flowers. I got adventurous in my planning. I could mix it in with hollyhocks and sunflowers. Mostly because they would need supporting and I had … Continue reading Building Fences
In the name of being gentle with myself, I have decided to join in fortnightly with the Six on Saturday meme that @cavershamjj runs over at The Propagator. He runs it weekly but you can feel free to join in weekly, fortnightly or even monthly. Here are my six – the good, the bad and the ugly One. I had basically shut my eyes to … Continue reading Six on Saturday 05-08-2017
The last few weeks, I have been struggling with pelvic girdle pain (PGP). It can manifest in different women in different ways and is the all encompassing term for pain in the hips and pelvis and can travel down through the legs. The cure? Have the baby. 93% of the time at least. For me the pain is in my hips, mostly on one side, … Continue reading A House Divided
The ducks and I are having issues. They aren’t feeling cared for and I am resenting their apparently wanton destruction of my gardening attempts. To be fair, it has been building for a while. Our big ducky adventure began with six Aylesburys called Crispy Nos. 1-6 (to keep us focused). It was a beautifully idyllic honeymoon. They pottered about and laid eggs, I fed them … Continue reading A Big Ducky Adventure or Ducky Disaster
Plastic Free July is drawing to a close. It has definitely been a bit hit and miss here. But that’s ok. As I get older, I am learning more and more the importance of being gentle with yourself. Let’s face it, I have a lot to learn in that region. Recently, we were gifted flights over to my brother and his family in Germany. It … Continue reading Salvaging Plastic Free July
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. I have even had requests. Well…. truth be told, the requests were for the recipe and not necessarily a blog post to wade through. How and ever, a blog post it is. And it’s all about cinnamon. Cinnamon, surprisingly, seems to be a divisive spice amongst my circle. I would never have thought it, … Continue reading Cinnamon – Love It or Hate It?
I am loving Twitter lately. When I first joined it, I was overwhelmed. How do you follow it when everything moves so quickly? How do you keep track of who is replying to whom? How do you ask questions to specific people? I gave up on it. Then gradually I came around to the idea of giving Twitter another chance. I stumbled across other smallholders. … Continue reading Six On Saturday 22-07-2017