Unfortunately the photos from this old post have been lost It’s the end of December and so the next calendar year is almost upon us. For me the new year really begins at Winter Solstice and I am already enjoying the lengthening of the winter days. We are having a wet and warm Christmas season… Read More


Over the last few weeks I have been slowly doing the almost yearly job of moving compost from one bin to the next. Our compost gets turned twice before it is considered ready for use. We have five compost bins and of course there is a system for how we utilise them. We use a… Read More


Unfortunately the photos from this old post have been lost It is so wonderful to look about these days and see life bursting forth everywhere. There are buds on the trees, birds are singing to attract partners, frogs are singing and have already found their partners. We have been tending to our hedges here over… Read More


Note: not all of my images made it through the import process, some were lost in a photo sharing program I used to use. This spring there were really beautiful whitethorn (hawthorn) flowers to be seen across the┬ácountryside. Our own whitethorns were not as spectacular as last year and I have been told that often… Read More