Soap - Season Two

Soap – Season Two

I made soap again, this time with Maria. Maria from Veneto Italy. Maria who makes excellent gnocchi and really simple, delicious pasta dishes. Maria the fantastic pizzica/bio-dancer. Maria who corrected my Italian when I made mistakes. Maria who got a…

Boysenberry harvest over - pruning can start soon

Boysenberry harvest over – pruning can start soon

In December there are boysenberries – which are a blackberry hybrid We have been growing them for the past five years or so. Our crop has survived the heat of summers past. It has been easy to grow these berries,…

Tree observations

Tree observations

The quince tree has taught me to be more observant. When I bought the tree about three years ago I did not notice how twisted its branches were until after I had planted it. To give the tree a more…