Photo update!

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 Excel if I want to do something like try to correlate the daily number of eggs with the average daily hours of sunlight, for example (the #analyst in me). The bottom grid is to track the monthly tasks that need doing. Each of the little chicken doodles has been coloured in to represent one of our eight #hens. #grow #make #informationisbeautiful #blog
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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 were watching the Instagram feed page will have noticed that Instagram was really working for us, whereas this blog got a bit overwhelming.

So what’s going to happen in the year ahead? Key Instagram posts are going to appear here on the blog too. Thank you to If This Than That for some nifty automation. I’ll be popping back here every few weeks at the most to add some original content. Getting some priorities right for the year ahead!

In the meantime, keep reading to find out more about what happened in our garden throughout last year. Continue reading “2019 Grow, Make, Mend”

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 donate to charity and frankly I need more cleaning cloths right now. Jersey doesn’t fray and it washes well. #blog #minimumwaste #reducereuserecycle #mend #cleaning #springclean
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Photo update!

Inside this posh looking laundry basket lurks a liner of simple cardboard held together with sticky tape. After many years of use the cardboard unsurprisingly gave way. I mended it by opening it up, sticking stronger cardboard inside with spray glue and then sewing it back together. #mend #makedoandmend #reuse #lesswaste #minimumwaste #blog
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April 2018 State of the Garden

…and welcome back, after a few busy weeks not blogging, to the April 2018 State of the Garden. I’ve decided not to try and heavily schedule posts – and State updates from now on. We are just so busy that posting three times a week on particular days is a struggle. When I inevitably miss a post it makes me far too despondent.

So from now on, posting here should be more fluid and as a result, more frequent. Let’s see if that works, eh? Continue reading “April 2018 State of the Garden”