Category Archives: Good for the environment

Round the garden in 80 days #71

Since 11am today, my house has consumed no electricity from the grid. And why is that? On Friday, I got a surprise. The scaffolders had been expected yesterday but in their wisdom had turned up on the wrong day and … Continue reading

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Wilder National Parks | Rewilding Britain

Hello everybody, I’ve just come across this petition, set up by Rewilding Britain, calling for wilder national parks. I was shocked to learn that there are more trees in Leeds than in the Peak District! ‘We want to see our … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #51

Fortunately, the local electrics shop was able to save the kitchen radio. The lead had come loose from the plug over Christmas and I’d been unsure whether a replacement lead and plug could be found. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #39

I’d had grand plans for today but hadn’t factored in the rain. However, after I’d been out to collect a brush on a retractable pole from a fellow Freegler on the other side of the village I decided to do … Continue reading

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A faint rustling

A comment to a recent post of mine about the heat in my south-facing bedroom when temperatures rose resulted in my buying some emergency foil blankets. Actually, I thought I was purchasing one but five came through the door. As … Continue reading

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Inside the compound

The first muck-in at St Aidan’s Nature Reserve since the start of the pandemic took place yesterday morning. The plan was to reduce the amount of ragwort, so that the cattle which graze on the site are less likely to … Continue reading

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An outing by bus

The last time I went on a bus before today was on my birthday, just over 15 months ago. I’d originally taken the day off to go for a walk with a friend but she’d called that off as the … Continue reading

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In search of a pan

Behind the scenes over the last few months, I’ve been attending talks on dyeing fibres and reading up on the subject here and there. The upshot of this is lots of information swirling round in my brain. But one piece … Continue reading

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Grow your own jeans

This morning, my ears pricked up when I heard the final news item on the Today programme. There is a project in Blackburn, where flax and woad have been sown with a view to showing the world that we can … Continue reading

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What to do with the wool insulation

After a degree of searching I came across an organic farm shop which sells Cumberland sausages that to boot contain no nasty nitrites. It was also great to be able to get some organic Brie and feta cheese, so for … Continue reading

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