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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.…

what to do with your Christmas decorations

Christmas is over. The turkey is finished and the last of the cranberry sauce has been scraped from the dish; the Christmas tree has been hurled out and all the…

Happy Christmas

On Earth, peace to men of good will Happy Christmas! Wishing you a joyous and carefree Christmas Anne x

late December

In contrast to the beautiful Summer Colour photographs that Jane posted at The Shady Baker, here are my equivalent December pictures as I walk around the farm. Broad beans pushing…

crab apples

I’m not sure of the difference between a wild apple and a crab apple, but for cooking I don’t think it matters. Around the farm we have wild apple trees…