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Resilience efforts de jour, 3/30/15. Sometimes you have to do it exhausted.

After working 10 hours at work on a Monday – the start of a week where corporate politics has crapped all over everyone’s good mood and job security – I came home, cooked dinner, and kicked up my feet to watch a documentary (Farmageddon)  with my first born before heading off to an early bedtime.  163 more words

Late night posting 

It’s been a busy day and the regular schedule has gone astray. Posting in advance to avoid pressure to post has also faded.

The other day I shared a post about a gift that had been made for me. 67 more words


Garden project – March 2015 update

Mar 4

This March is certainly “coming in like a lion”, with grey skies, gale force winds and heavy rain showers. Ann and I continue with our respective tasks (making netting cages for the strawberries and putting down edging for paths in the vegetable area) as and when we can. 1,270 more words


Garden project – our third year

October 2014

Now we’re back from holiday, it’s time for all those autumn tasks – tidying up flower borders, dismantling vegetable cages, trimming hedges and generally battening down the hatches before winter catches up with us. 1,810 more words


This week in the garden...


It has been a hectic week. With the Heritage Harvest Festival taking up lots of our time, things have fallen behind. 702 more words

Using Homegrown Food In The Kitchen

The Reality of Eating Meat

So, I want to preface this post by saying that I have purposely refrained from adding pictures in order to avoid offending anyone. I have been apprehensive about writing about this experience because I’m not sure that I’m ready for the potential hate mail I’ve been warned may come. 767 more words