Salad Days

In the greenhouse the seedlings are only just getting off to a start. Over in the polytunnel however some older plantlets are finding their feet in the soil thanks to the longer daylight hours and warm weather of the past week or so. They’ve really shot ahead and last night I was able to harvest …

Spuds u like

It's still early in the growing season here being so high up. We have a very short growing season as we're situated around 1000ft above sea level, our hillside holding faces North and our soil is heavy clay over a limestone substrate which means with our high annual rainfall the soil is cold and claggy …

Bits and bobs…

Internet connections have gone from poor to non-existant lately - not much help with blogging! But it does mean there's more time and less distractions to get on with things in the real world. Apart from building a bathroom (ongoing project - will be so glad when it's finished!) I've been making chocolate seashells filled …

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 …