Productive winter

Usually at this time of year I am pining to be in the garden. And I wouldn’t say I’m not impatient for the spring this time round. However, through blogs about reducing waste by making your own (handicrafts, in other words), I have found a way of making the dark evenings productive indoors.

In between unpicking a cardigan over the last few days, we’ve also been out to a Leeds Permaculture Network social, which focussed on find alternatives to the commercialised, plastic world that has become Christmas. I couldn’t quite put down the cardigan (it’s a very long job) but my daughter made amongst other things a wreath, which now adorns our downstairs clock.


At the same time, the garden hasn’t come to a complete standstill. I planted some broad bean seeds recently and had wondered if they would start to sprout before Christmas. Well, they have!


I am now therefore intrigued to see how the broad beans fare over the winter. As far as things go, it has been warm so far, so I think they stand a good chance of producing an early crop. But when exactly remains to be seen☺️.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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3 Responses to Productive winter

  1. andy1076 says:

    I love the wreath! you can even make a new design every year after the branches dry up and stuff, perfect 🙂

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