• Week in review: 36 [2019]

    I love gardening best at this time of the year. There’s less growing that I hate disturbing. It’s not too hot. I like to be warm, sure, but not overheated. There’s just something about autumn that I love so look…

  • Week in review: 35 [2019]

    September is here, and already the evenings are drawing in more than they were. Our spring purchased chickens are moulting and we are awash in potatoes. Must be autumn!

  • Summer reprise: week 35 [2019]

    It is over. I have made it. I leave the summer holidays of 2019 older, with slightly more white hair, tired, and yet rather satisfied. Last week was the last of the school holiday upheavals. I’ve got some time off…

  • I made jam: week 34 [2019]

    I made jam. Took a weekend off for good behaviour. Oh, and harvesting/blanching/freezing another 3.2kg of french beans. Going to be a green bean kind of winter menu this year! Meant to do this post on Monday – got distracted…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: 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…

  • 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…