Knitted rug with reused wool

Diary of a Frugal Knitter

January 2018 Decided that house move necessitates major evaluation of clothes. All hand knitted jumpers scrutinised. Any of unsuitable colour, fit or style set to one side despite the time…


Michaelmas Day

Today (September 29th) is Michaelmas Day, one of the four historic quarter days, when traditionally farms change hands and farm rents are paid. The wheat harvest has finished and the…

Jurassic Way canal lock

Walking the Jurassic Way

September is an ideal time for walking in England as the fields are firm underfoot without too much foliage to hinder the way and the days are still reasonably long…

autumn foraging

This Time of Year

Summer is slowly fading away and this transition to autumn is one of my favourite times of the year.   This time of year, the fields are filled with the…

3 bottles of home made raspberry vinegar 2018

Raspberry Vinegar | Sore Throat Soother

    Last week, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care) and EPH (Excellence and Public Health England) advised us to use honey to reduce the symptoms of a cough…

brick dovecote in orchard in English country garden

Same Time, Same Place

Here’s a quick look back at August blog posts – Same Time (August) Same Place (Slamseys Farm).

slamseys barn

A Tourist in My Own Town

This year has been the perfect summer for holidaying at home. We’ve eaten outside nearly every day, enjoyed the sunshine and haven’t had to struggle with airport chaos and heartache…

Harvest 2018

Harvest has almost finished at Slamseys. This year has been fast and furious with long, hot days and dry grain with only a short break when rain stopped play. Once…

Lino print green ink, white summer flowers with books in background

A Different Perspective

This week, the theme for the Creative Challenge at Slamseys Journal has been “A different perspective” so I’ve spent the week trying to look at things differently.   When your…

Art materials for creative challenge

Keeping a Visual Journal for the Summer

  This summer, I’ve  joined in with the Slamseys Creative Challenge. The Challenge is to keep a Visual Journal for the summer; it can be a sketchbook or a blog,…