Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fight for independence

It’s got to that time of the year when reporting on the ground has got a little thin. By the time I get home from work, it is definitely dark. So, the last time I popped into the garden it … Continue reading

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The garden path revisited

A couple of years ago, I started the long process of sorting out the area of the back garden where there was a path. The path consisted of rotten membrane covered with paving stones, interspersed with pebbles. Now, the stones … Continue reading

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The bird’s nest

It seems a long time since we have been up to Old Sleningford Farm for a workday, although it is only a month since the last one. So being outdoor with nature all around was particularly pleasurable. Today’s main activity … Continue reading

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I used to know someone from Libya, who taught me much about food, including how to fry an egg. How to get to 30 and not know that they were best cooked on a low heat… But never mind, I … Continue reading

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Perennials – wanted and unwanted

A few days ago, I thought about keeping the remaining outdoor chilli plant to see what happened. Well, between the wind and the rain and the cooler nighttime temperatures, it was starting to shrivel. So now I know! The good … Continue reading

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Christmas come early!

Tonight, it was time for the Leeds Permaculture Network (LPN) social. In spite of the usual post-work fatigue, I knew that attending could only be a good thing, but I had no idea how good. Amongst those in attendance was … Continue reading

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