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Apricots and Snowflakes

Apricots and Snowflakes

Looking forward to some apricots this coming summer – the blossoms have been magnificent on our little trees And it was lovely to spy some sweet little snowflake bulbs amongst the flourishing weeds 🙂 Spent some time enjoying the spring afternoon in the garden...
Autumn

Autumn

I’m loving autumn. And I always have. It’s still too dry to go in to winter with any feed for the sheep but the days have been cool and sunny and the nights cold enough to have the cosy wood fire on.We’ve been toasting marshmallows in the wood fire...
Homegrown Christmas

Homegrown Christmas

Like many other households we have over indulged this Christmas, but some of the produce we have been indulging in has been homegrown, whether by us or by friends.  Our Christmas lunch included homegrown lamb roasted in the BBQ and marinaded with garlic and rosemary...
Babies and Pink Gumboots

Babies and Pink Gumboots

Now that the spring frosts have supposedly finished we spent an afternoon clearing out some of the vegetables from the kitchen garden.  She of the pink gumboots had such fun pulling out handfuls of baby carrots that we have a mountain of them to eat.  Perfect size for...
Framed to Perfection

Framed to Perfection

A friend of ours made us some decorative gates – one day when we get a moment we need to whack a bit of gal paint on the welded parts.  I love the look of these gates; he did a great job. Even a mass of weeds can look great when it’s framed nicely....
Mid Winter Vegetable Haul!

Mid Winter Vegetable Haul!

I think the raised beds help keep the soil warm in our cold winters. That makes me worry a little about what will happen to the veggies in summer, but we’ll just have to see when the time comes… Wyandottes in the...