Category Archives: Earth care

Picking Up Litter and Finding Dinner

Spring has sprung, and left a spring Chick on my doorstep to help me in my garden. Charlie, a young lady I met last summer at the London Permaculture Festival, e-mailed me a while back, to ask if I could … Continue reading

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Barter, Forage, and be Happy

Bartering is a way of exchanging products or services, for other products or services, without using money. It happens all the time, but more so when there is an economic collapse. Or of course, when I’m in town. I like … Continue reading

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Integrate rather then Segregate

I’ve been working on a permaculture design, focused on how I can integrate into my new community, where I’ve actually started with no friends what-so-ever! My sister is half an hour away, which is great, but while it can take … Continue reading

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The Piggery of Jam and the Pee Pear Pie

So I’ve moved my daughter and myself across the country, to sunny Devon. This really does feel like the beginning of the rest of my life! Most of the boxes are open, and my copious amounts of jams, chutneys and … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Cupcake Squeezy

Hurrah! I found a recipe, substituted the majority of the ingredients for stuff I already had in the kitchen, and it was a triumphant success! This is my usual way of cooking, but most of the time, I need to … Continue reading

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New Year, New Home

I’ve been living with my dad for 2 months now, while I sort out a new home for my daughter and myself, and I think we are just about there. If everyone who reads this keeps their fingers crossed for … Continue reading

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A life of cycling

My daughter’s face on Christmas day, when I opened the front door to reveal her brand new (to her anyway) pink bicycle, was classic! She was wearing her American Indian dressing up outfit and her new shoes, and she spent … Continue reading

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