Category Archives: Crafts

Round the garden in 80 days #72

This post has been a long time coming because…. It took the scaffolders three weeks to collect the scaffolding which had been gracing the back of the house after the solar panels had been installed. This not only dampened my … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #69

It’s been a while since I wrote a post! Life has been chugging along but there was nothing particularly salient in the garden to comment on. One apple tree lost its blossom on a gusty day but the others are … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #64

Life seems to be taking over my blogging time but I am finally posting a photo I took a few days ago. Today is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been beautifully sunny over the last few … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #63

Don’t you find it is easier to get jobs done when you spontaneously decide to do them? Upon waking this morning, the washing went straight in the machine and, whilst waiting for it to do its stuff, I checked whether … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #62

This post features two wildly different objects: a garden light and seeds for natural dyeing. Yes, after months of deliberation, I have made some decisions about the new direction for the garden. I’m not actually making any radical changes beyond … Continue reading

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Round the world in 80 days #52

On a day when temperatures didn’t go above freezing, it would have been great to get the step ladders out and prune the higher branches on the Reinette OrlĂ©ans. However, it wasn’t to be as today was also the monthly … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #45

For Christmas, I got the following book: and was eager to try out some of the recipes, especially after yesterday purchasing the necessary spices which are generally not in my store cupboard. So, this morning was filled with kneading and … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #43

In the summer, there was a good crop of red currants. I had an idea that these would make an adequate substitute for cranberry sauce at Christmastime, so a few days ago they came out of the freezer and became … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #42

On Friday, I had trouble cutting the end of a sourdough loaf and would have cut the end of one of my fingers off instead, had it not been for the sharp pain in my left forefinger. The upshot of … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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