Butter Fingers. (Or Post-Apocalyptic Skill #143)

When I was 11 my parents gingerly stepped onto the long winding path to self-sufficiency, with me caught up in the slipstream of their dreams. A goat or five installed here, a fistful of chickens sprouting up there. Another sliver of garden being dug up for veggies. A steaming compost heap or two adorned with …

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Birds and Bees

Don't worry, this blog post really is just about birds and bees!! This week I've had to handle both creatures in a way I wouldn't have anticipated a few days before! I happened to be in the right place at the right time for a little swallow that had taken a wrong turning on Tuesday. I …

Nuts about Autumn

We're back into my favourite season again! September has been changeable and October certainly didn't start promisingly yesterday but today is glorious and crisp, chilly and sunny. All the hope and beauty of Autumn, crystallised in one dewy, smokey, morning that begs to be wrapped in a hug of woollen knits and natural fabrics whilst …

A Welsh Yarn

This is a story about Wales, about sheep, about wool - a Welsh yarn. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin… I’ve been dropping hints about yarns for a long time now. Creating and selling proper Welsh grown yarns from my own sheep is something I’ve desperately wanted to do since before I started …

Goose Bumps

We've kept geese for quite a few years. In the past we've reared them under their mothers but geese don't always make the most diligent of mummies and it didn't always work out very well. We've also had eggs incubated by friends and had the older goslings back to bring on. I don't think we've …