And I blinked and another seven days have trundled past. This week we were a little short on social media posts. Some out-of-the-ordinary things at work happen. This meant that I “lost” some time that would otherwise have been used for documenting our journey. Our journey never stops, you see. The chickens get fed every day, eggs get collected, the garden gets watered, projects get started, finished or continued. It’s just the documenting and the broadcasting that slips due to necessity.
Speaking of which, here’s advance notice that next week there will be no garden tour or weekly update. I’m abandoning my family to go on a two day running event. Because even bloggers have lives too!
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Another week has done what it often does and gone straight into the past with barely a ‘by your leave’.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the things that made it onto social media this week, and of course, one new thing that didn’t.
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Welcome back to week in review, our brief recap of what’s been going on in the Grow, Make, Mend garden (and household) over the last seven days.
This week there was a slight social media scheduling fail on Friday so only one photo went out instead of the now usual two. On Saturday we also did not post the usual garden tour photographs because I was out rebelling in order to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Garden tour photographs for last week will feature throughout Monday (tomorrow) instead.
On with the show. Continue reading “Week in review: 26 ”
Welcome to week in review, where I look back over the last week of social media posts and add a bit more narrative.
This week has been chaotic. One of our dogs had a seizure, the second in three months. Although she is ok and we are ok, this meant some added stress, rushing home from work early and vets appointments to make sure she was indeed ok.
Theo and Robin were also a bit unwell and although I think that I’ve dodged the illness, I’m a lot tireder than usual. Continue reading “Week in review: 25 ”
Welcome to this week’s update review. Well, it’s last week’s update review technically. Yesterday got so hectic that several things were rescheduled. I thought about writing these ahead of time but actually I don’t want to do that. I want these blog updates to remain ‘live’.
Let’s get on with the week in review then. Continue reading “Week in review: 24 ”
Welcome to our second week in review format blog post. Last week I talked about technical changes and our general approach. So this week it’s straight into the updates! Continue reading “Week in review: 23 ”
Week in review
Welcome to the first of the new format catch up blog posts: week in review. The number, by the way, is the ISO week number for the week that has just happened. That’s from Monday 27 May to today, Sunday 2 June. Continue reading “Week in review: 22 ”
It’s been a bit of a rocky road for this website blog over the last few months. Real life got so busy that some well intentioned plans fell by the wayside for a while. Most of our communication with the outside world about the sustainable living journey so far reverted to Instagram and subsequent feeds onwards to Facebook and Pinterest.
The good news though is that some priorities have been shuffled around. The daily job scenario has changed just enough to buy some more spare time back and, well, the blog is back! Continue reading “The sustainable living journey so far: May 2019”
Today I finished making the #livingwillow field shelter for our #backyardchickens – at once very fulfilling and at times thoroughly frustrating! Thank you again @water_willows for the advice, the willingness to handle a custom order and the #organic willow rods. Now let’s see what happens next! #grow #blog
Our #backyardchickens needed a wind shelter facing away from the alley. Got some willow rods on order to GROW them one but that won’t be ready this season. Using what I already had – an old mini greenhouse! I’ve taken out the wire shelves and some of the internal poles to make it more perchable, and fixed it to the frame of the run. Also moved in some old wood for enrichment. Yes, I spoil them. #grow #mend #reuse #blog