Check out my blogs in 2021 about the garden, chickens, self sufficiency and lots of other stuff.
Born with a silver spoon in her beak
The first skein of geese
Have you heard or seen the first skein of geese yet? I did recently and it always makes me feel slightly melancholy. On the one hand it means that nature will be slowing down and the garden needs less maintenance and attention; and on the other hand it means I’ll be spending more time indoors. It also means that I can start studying again, which I always find a nice prospect and really look forward to.
Leave parts of your garden uncut
Harvesting is in full swing
Farewell dear Helga
The Wood Wide Web
A big welcome to ‘The Decibels’
Put your hands together and give a big welcome to ‘The Decibels’! Our 4 very posh new chickens. We’ve named them ‘The Decibels’ not because they make a lot of noise, but because the breed is called ‘Daisy Belle' and with my Dutch accent it sounded as though I was saying ‘decibel’. And, they make a lot of noise, too…
Recording nature’s events
What a white winter we’ve had
At various points during January and February Stuart and Gregor had to come in because I couldn’t get out due to snow. Me and my husband live ½ mile off the main road and the single track path was completely impassable. But at some point you just have to get out, so us and the neighbour started digging our way out and I can tell you, shovelling snow for ½ mile is pretty good exercise!
Mating calls of frogs
Unfortunately this month’s blog is a little bit shorter than usual - blame my Open University studies! The two courses I am currently studying (Open University Level 2 ‘Cell Biology’ and ‘Biology of Survival’ ) have both kept me so busy the last few weeks that I haven’t had time (or the energy) to write a proper blog. Sorry!