• Photo update!

    After a precautionary soak in boiling water, I have now replaced the 3 piece plastic and plastic foam #waterfilter in our #tropicalfishtank with loofah. The key to fitting, by the way, is to carve with a bread knife. It certainly…

  • Photo update!

    Last year we switched to #vinegar mix #cleaningspray and haven’t looked back. Nor have we died from plague, as leading commercial cleaner adverts would like to imply! We have been scenting it with essential oils, spearmint for choice. Today I’ve…

  • Photo update!

    My #handmade #handcrafted #ooak rag rug is just over halfway done. In this rug are reused baby and toddler clothes from Robin’s early years, old t-shirts of ours that bring back memories too. Can barely wait to get it finished…

  • Photo update!

    It’s a cold rainy day. It seems so hard to remember the drought and water restrictions last summer: but I need to prepare for the same again else we may struggle to water our crops as we increase what we…

  • Photo update!

    Baked frittata! Our own eggs and potatoes in this now. #make #homecooking #growyourownfood #blog via IFTTT

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    Oh and we’re going to try to #grow our own #loofah sponges this year – yes, it’s a vegetable! #reduce #growyourown #blog via IFTTT

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    Today I finally drew an outline plan of how to make 15 broom handles into some perches for the #backyardchickens #grow #blog via IFTTT

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    Each Sunday the egg tally from the chalkboard in the kitchen goes into my #bulletjournal tracker. The top section is for daily egg count, marked out into weeks. I’m collecting daily counts as I can then reuse the data in…

  • 2019 Grow, Make, Mend

    Hello, 2019. Hello, 2019. Yes, we’re still here! Blog entries on this site dried up by mid 2018. I’d forgive you if you thought we had gone away. Much like our garden in the summer heatwave! Those of you who…

  • Photo update!

    Less waste, less plastic doesn’t need to be glamorous or difficult. Sure, I could cut and sew and hem pretty cleaning cloths. Or I could just cut the legs off these worn out jersey trousers. They aren’t good enough to…