Tag Archives: permaculture

The Wonderful World of Jam

This week has been absolutely rubbish, and I look like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards. Literally. Three of my closest friends are departing my life, and Tavistock. I will forgive Max. He is embarking on a moneyless … Continue reading

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A Lesson In Listening

I’m a pretty outspoken gal, and I regularly wear my heart on my sleeve. I tell most people anything, and until a few years ago, I was happily toddling along in life, completely oblivious that I had a habit of … Continue reading

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My Chickens Love (Devonshire) Pasties

Years ago, when I was young free and wild, I hitch hiked up and down New Zealand. I kept myself going by WWOOFing – I worked on farms in exchange for room and food. Two weeks here, two weeks there. … Continue reading

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What, You Don’t Have A Bath Tub In Your Garden?

So this is what you do, when you find out that your garden is full of Arsenic: You put a bath tub in the middle of your lawn, and plant it up. My neighbour gave it to me because she … Continue reading

Posted in Arsenic, chickens, companion plants, Compost, Container gardening, cycling, Earth care, everything gardens, Food, Gardening, Low Impact living, mushrooms, mycoremediation, Organic, Permaculture, philosophy, Produce no waste, Self Sufficiency, soil, Tavistock | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Six Chicks With Bare Bums

You think you’re doing the right thing, and then you find out that it was all a lie…. Then you try something else out, only to find out that that wasn’t what you thought it was either! It’s all marketing, … Continue reading

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Metal Eating Mushrooms Maybe?

One of the first principles that I learnt, when I completed a Permaculture Design Course, was to Observe and Interact. I’ve heard of many projects taking a year to observe their land, and a year is what you need to … Continue reading

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She Cemented Over My Garden

I spent two years living in my last home, lovingly designing and implementing my garden. Now, the cherry tree that I planted has been ripped out, the grape-vine is gone, the raspberry canes, the vegetable beds, the strawberries, the herbs…..There … Continue reading

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