Category Archives: Health

Industrial food vs organic homegrown food

Watching this short video made me ever so glad I eat largely organic food. Food with my insecticide, no thank you! The Future of Food

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Autumn seedlings

For the first time in over a year, the slugs and snails seem to have been out with a vengeance recently. Before we went to Scarborough last weekend, I was really pleased to see carrots starting up between some kale. … Continue reading

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Ever heard of bilberries?

As if my weekend couldn’t get any better, we took a trip to Brimham Rocks today. I’d always imagined them to be like many other rocks, in that they would be just one lump of rock on the edge of a hillside.  … Continue reading

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Helping refugees

Before I had my daughter, I used to do voluntary work for an organisation which encouraged the media to report stories on refugees in a fair light.  Issues related to refugees are still dear to my heart and I hope … Continue reading

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Braving the artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes have needed digging up for some time now. As it’s been a warm winter and it doesn’t look there will be a freeze any time soon, it seemed likely that if they weren’t harvested in the near … Continue reading

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Work on the herb garden: fourth hugel bed

A couple of years ago, whilst digging a trench in the back garden, I found a crisp packet dating from when the house was built. Then on the allotment, also whilst digging, there was a plastic bag deep in the … Continue reading

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2015 in retrospect 

Just before New Year last December, I told a friend that 2015 was going to be a good year. Yet I didn’t really believe it – in my heart I had a foreboding that things might actually be quite bad. … Continue reading

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