Many hands make light work

Since the bridge grafting episode we've needed to asses how we fence the fruit trees. The so-called stock proofing we did a few years ago (quite apart from the fact it is emphatically NOT sheep proof) has also been outgrown by the young trees which are in some cases rubbing along the top rails. The …

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Barking up the wrong tree

A few years ago we planted an orchard of fruit trees, mostly apples that had a fighting chance of thriving at our altitude (1000ft above sea level) and on heavy wet clay - not the happiest of climes for fruit growing. Over the past few years the maidens (baby one year old grafted trees) have …

Take a seat

It's been a long while since I've had the opportunity to spread out some sewing things. We were taught the rudiments of sewing at my primary school. I still use the needlecase I made then - it's not elegant but it works and I like the fact that it's still around, although the project bags …

Shall we begin…

I've considered a writing a blog in the past but always felt slightly uncomfortable with the thought that maybe it's a little like one's own private soapbox, pontificating into the ether. And nobody's listening anyway. For the past couple of years I've "hung out online" on my Ravelry group instead with likeminded knitters, spinners and …