So much is going on in our complex and busy world that it is getting a bit hard to startle me. I’m often a bit sad or, worse, resigned about learning something new. But last week I actually managed to feel quite startled to learn that most teabags contain plastic. Continue reading “Most teabags contain plastic.”
One week later…
It’s been one week since our chickens arrived in our newly constructed chicken zone.
In just one week
- we learned not to mix treat food with layers pellets as they dig out the pellets messily to eat the treat food
- remembered to put grit out for them
- marvelled at how well they have settled in
- introduced one of our two dogs very carefully
- been delighted to see the chickens every single day
- Robin now gets ready for school in less than 5 minutes in order to rush outside and open the pophole every day (this is nothing less than extraordinary)
- collected no less than 9 eggs!
- eaten the most delicious omelette
- named all our chickens
So our chicken plans have actually happened!
We are all tremendously excited and so are many of our friends. Continue reading “Chicken arrival!”
Here is the January 2018 State of the Garden update.
In the UK this month there has been some media coverage of reducing plastic use. The Government has vowed to eliminate UK’s plastic waste by 2042 (follow this link to see coverage from The Independent). A major retailer (Iceland) has been the first to commit to remove plastic packaging from their own brand products by 2023 (follow this link to see coverage from The Telegraph).
Here at Grow, Make, Mend reducing plastic use was already one of our intentions – we talk about it in First Steps. We’ve been working on it a bit last year and this year marks the start of a determined effort.
Here are three of our changes so far. Continue reading “Reducing plastic use: 3 item swaps!”
It might not seem like much to look at. The below picture is one of the first steps on a journey that our family is embarking on in 2018.
Let me explain. Continue reading “First steps”