Week in review: 32 [2019]

Some high wind warnings where we are this week, but no damage. Bit blustery but nothing for us that caused a problem. To be honest, each winter storm we weather shows us the weak points to fix – usually the old fence panels! But we are down to just two of the old ones left – and we actually have the replacements in the alley waiting to go in anyway.

The school holidays move on. The play equipment has hosted many of Robin’s friends this week. It’s good to see such a multi-purpose space working out for our household. We pitch tents in it, let children play in, free range our chickens in it, relax in it, grow food in it. Smashing.

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Week in review: 31 [2019]

Two weeks missed on updates because of absence but I can assure you the garden kept on growing while this blog waited patiently!

We’re all back from holiday now. Still in the slightly unusual pattern of summer holidays with Robin off school, but our main absence for the year has been achieved. While we were in the sun in Dorset our housesitters firstly baked in a heatwave and then suffered a whole week of torrential rain. The rain was good for the garden.

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Week in review: 28 [2019]

And I blinked and another seven days have trundled past. This week we were a little short on social media posts. Some out-of-the-ordinary things at work happen. This meant that I “lost” some time that would otherwise have been used for documenting our journey. Our journey never stops, you see. The chickens get fed every day, eggs get collected, the garden gets watered, projects get started, finished or continued. It’s just the documenting and the broadcasting that slips due to necessity.

Speaking of which, here’s advance notice that next week there will be no garden tour or weekly update. I’m abandoning my family to go on a two day running event. Because even bloggers have lives too!

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Week in review: 26 [2019]

Welcome back to week in review, our brief recap of what’s been going on in the Grow, Make, Mend garden (and household) over the last seven days.

This week there was a slight social media scheduling fail on Friday so only one photo went out instead of the now usual two. On Saturday we also did not post the usual garden tour photographs because I was out rebelling in order to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Garden tour photographs for last week will feature throughout Monday (tomorrow) instead.

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Week in review: 25 [2019]

Welcome to week in review, where I look back over the last week of social media posts and add a bit more narrative.

This week has been chaotic. One of our dogs had a seizure, the second in three months. Although she is ok and we are ok, this meant some added stress, rushing home from work early and vets appointments to make sure she was indeed ok.

Theo and Robin were also a bit unwell and although I think that I’ve dodged the illness, I’m a lot tireder than usual. Continue reading “Week in review: 25 [2019]”

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 these blog updates to remain ‘live’.

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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”