Deep litter

Deep litter

To keep the soil in the chicken run from turning into a muddy mess in winter, to help keep chicken feet a little dryer…to ensure that you don’t step in fresh chicken droppings as you walk through the run (as…

The New Garden

The New Garden

To Daylesford we will move. Perhaps in January 2015, and there in our new home, a new garden will be made. The amount of space we have sometimes overwhelms me (15 acres) and at other times excites me. The choice…

Lily

Lily

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Lotte

Lotte

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Lucinda

Lucinda

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Flat Pancetta

Flat Pancetta

In the winter months, I like to purchase Flat Pancetta. Sliced very, very thinly at the Delicatessen, and fried for a mere minute or less, tossed in this case with Flat European beans from our garden and a very easy…

Solanum muricatum - I wish I loved you!

Solanum muricatum – I wish I loved you!

Abundantly in the garden you grow. Beautiful shaped fruit on an evergreen shrub. I wish I loved you so I could eat you…but no matter how beautiful you look I have yet to desire you… but as the chickens enjoy…

Charm of Finches

Charm of Finches

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Lemon...grass...lemon

Lemon…grass…lemon

Cymbopogon citratus, has been growing in this pot for about 7 years. It has been very easy to maintain and ensures that if a curry is to be made, the necessary herb abounds. In a month or so I will…

Kalamata

Kalamata

The Kalamata olives are ripe. We have a very small tree. It has been crowded greedily near Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di’ and some Sedum flowers. And yet it is productive. I will harvest and bathe them until they are tasty.