It’s been another busy week here. They are all busy weeks. This entire blog is about better living in a busy world after all!
This week’s normal amount of being busy was compounded by more bad weather, bringing another hefty dose of snow and cold temperatures. Don’t worry, we didn’t need to move the hens back in again! We learned from last time. There was lots of repurposing: a beach windbreak was hammered into place to protect underneath the coop and a camping canvas was pressed into use to drape over the fixed run as well.
So last week we missed a grow post and since then there have been some clues about how the Great British Snow of 2018 went for us. Without any further ado, now we’ve had some time to recover from it, here is the tale of our Snow Chickens. Continue reading “grow: snow chickens”
It has been such a busy week for us. The subtitle of our website absolutely describes us: better living in a busy world.
This time last week the UK had some deeply unpleasant. During the worst here we were under 10cm of snow, with bitter temperatures down to -6C at night. Worryingly we hadn’t set up the chicken run to be able to provide enough shelter from driving snow. With temperatures in the day failing to rise above zero, we struggled to keep their water from freezing. In the end we did the only thing that was right by our hens. We moved them into our unheated back porch for a few days so that they had decent shelter.
But I digress. We will post about that in more detail early next week.
Today is not for talking about hens. I was looking through my old photographs and was delighted by some of our past work. So today I want to share two projects from 2012 that reuse fabric. Continue reading “mend: reuse fabric”
I love stationery. I was very gleeful when I told Theo that I needed a new A5 project book for work and that meant I could go shopping.
“Wait a moment, I’ve got a spare one,” he said, and fished around in a box.
He presented me with this.
One of our philosophies is that we should use what we have before we think about alternatives. It certainly is an a5 project book. Shame it’s so, well, ugly. Not just ugly. The cover was pretty flimsy and for something I wanted to carry around at work and put in my bag, I didn’t think it would hold up.
Switching to real soap instead of using liquid soap in plastic bottles is ever so easy. You can pick up big brand products at the supermarket, but if you want to get away from big companies and plastic wrappers, here are our personal favourites to do just that. Continue reading “Soap!”