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my commute

Yesterday I helped Beth on the Slamseys Drinks stand at an agricultural show. It took an hour and a half to drive there and made us very grateful that our…

why do I bother?

An email arrived from Emily at Beef & Sweet Tea. Would I like to join in with a Blog Tour entitled “My Writing Process”? I try to wriggle out of…

our weekend

Saturday A simple country wedding for Beth and Matthew with two large families and a crowd of friends coming together for a wonderful day. On Sunday there was a little…

making a point

Years ago, farmers just grew crops and raised livestock but as crop production and livestock rearing have become more specialised and diversification means that we no longer depend entirely on…

eating asparagus

The weather swings between bright sunshine and gusting winds and downpours. One day we’re out in shirt sleeves, wondering if it’s time to pack away our winter clothes and the…

5 good things for Easter

five good things for Easter … ONE: Playing with fire as we try out some ideas for  courses at Slamseys Art. Foraging walk with lunch cooked on the campfire anyone?…

I know a bank where the violet grows

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, (William Shakespeare) I don’t know where the wild thyme blows but I do know…

the stitched journal project

Eager as I was to join the Stitched Journal project, I desperately needed a focus. It’s all very well using it to learn new stiches, but I wanted something to…

on the farm in February

The fields are still wet and muddy and the days on the farm in February start grey and murky. The water on the public footpath in The Ley field, in…

using the freezer to be more self sufficient

Every now and then I read about someone trying to live a self-sufficient life and for a fleeting moment, I wonder if we could ever try to do the same.…