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The Rose

Pink Rose

This is my only surviving rose from the house move, it unfortunately has some black spot but I am hopeful of keeping it, it has just bloomed with better flowers than it ever did were we were before. It was a present from one of my friends and I hope to train it on a trellis as the entrance to our grassy area (once we have a grassy area).

Posted 10 years, 11 months ago at 8:11 am.

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Salad for Daddy

Jean preparing salad for Alaric

My eldest Jeany and her friends decimated my salad plants in an effort to make my husband Alaric a salad! They harvested the radishes which was a good thing as they were starting to ‘run’ (go to seed) and were getting a bit woody. But though Jean knew what were bean plants and what were radishes the boys didn’t so there were a few fatalities!

They cut up all of the chives, lettuce and quiet a bit of mint! The sorrel looks worse than were the deer got to it (in the old house) and the margoram has some obvious gaps in it! But they all had a fantastic time, they washed and chopped the radishes and stuff too! Alari was very pleased to be presented with a salad and the baby was happily eating the salad from the garden pots!

Also Jeany’s friends are excited about us getting an allotement as they want to come and help on it! Not sure they will still feel that way after an afternoon on one!

Posted 10 years, 11 months ago at 9:52 am.

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Chilli Plant

For the first time ever I have managed to grow chilli plants and get them to actually bare fruit! Normally I can get them to germinate and that is it!

This is the first attempt at the new house so it may just be because it is not draughty and there is a lovely lot of sunlight here were as the valley was well a valley.

I am shall we say ‘well chuffed’ 🙂

Posted 10 years, 12 months ago at 9:43 am.

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Adventures in the Woods

I found the sunshine mummy!

This week we took the cubs into the woods to talk about climate change – including the fact that people are arguing about it and that it has become such a politically charged topic but that all the sorts of things we should be doing just to not pollute the environment are what we should be doing incase we are affecting the climate etc…

A Gate!

They thought up some of their own solutions to things and we examined the impact of change on our food supplie etc…

Jean in the mud :/

Of course mainly they liked playing in the mud – this is my eldest in crocks and pale yellow trousers – she forgot her wellies and water proofs but nothing stops her from getting muddy! Same as the little one loved exploring the woods 🙂

Posted 10 years, 12 months ago at 9:34 am.

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The Camping Wilderness

I love being outside and even the rain can not stop that infact the summer down pour that drenched us an the Cubs earlier this week made it all the more fun! Before the session of archery started me and my youngest went on an explore and found the camp circle, wild flowers and a tractor!

Mary wants a campfire

Mary off for an explore

Wild flowers


The hiding tractor

Posted 11 years ago at 8:18 am.

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