Monthly Archives: June 2012

Britain in Bloom

I’ve been under the weather with hayfever over the last week but had taken a half day’s annual leave on Wednesday to help my village win our part of the competition Britain in Bloom, so met up with the other … Continue reading

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Summer equinox

It is still too cold for the time of year but the sun came out yesterday afternoon and the same has happened today. This is vastly different from the forecast and I really felt today that summer was finally here. … Continue reading

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Evaluating the priorities: food

In the lead-up to going part time, I decided to make a note of my monthly outgoings on food. At first, I was surprised to see that I was spending much less than I had expected. But then, over the … Continue reading

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Strawberries galore!

I’ve been intrigued about trying out jam in my breadmaker and I have also known that there was no chance that my own strawberry plants would produce enough fruit for jam, ever. I simply do not have enough plants. Also, … Continue reading

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Flowers – wave two

The bluebells have wilted now. The apple tree has no more blossom. The broad bean flowers are turning into pods and the strawberry flowers are growing into fruit. However, there a few new additions to the garden which are attracting … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t!

Seven o’clock this morning: one or two ripe strawberries ready to eat. Two hours later, there were none. Or rather the birds had been eating them, so instead of feeding me, apart from the birds, the compost bin got the … Continue reading

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Open Farm Sunday

All around the country today, farms have been opening their gates to the public so that people can get an idea of how food is actually grown and reared. We’ve been to our local farm (Swillington Organic Farm) on many … Continue reading

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