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The fear of frost

If you have done any gardening, I don’t need to explain this one do I? You know exactly where I am coming from….or is it just me that has to dash outside in her nightwear to cover up plants as it suddenly “feels cold”? Well, I got caught out. The fear of frost is real. […]

The Kitchen Garden is born

The Kitchen Garden vegetable bed, as I have lovingly named it, has had some overdue attention this weekend. The idea of this 6 by 4 metre bed is to grow as much veg as I can in the limited space. The idea is, if this was the entirety of my growing space, ie my house’s […]

A no spend January?

Welcome to February folks! The last month that I identify as full on Winter. The days are lengthening in light and if you look closely, you might just see a spring in people’s step. Just a hint of a skip every now and then, we don’t want to commit too much yet, but it’s on […]

2021!! We’re off.

We have so many plans for this year that I don’t know where to start! Lots of things are going on here on the smallholding at the moment, the year is off to a flying start. It was my 40th just before Christmas and I was so fortunate to receive a Presto pressure canner from […]

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