• Week in review: 24 [2019]

    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…

  • Week in review: 23 [2019]

    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!

  • Week in review: 22 [2019]

    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…

  • The sustainable living journey so far: May 2019

    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…

  • Photo update!

    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.…

  • Photo update!

    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…

  • 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…