Gardens of the Mind

This garden reminds me of an English Garden I once knew. It was a walled Victorian garden near Stonehenge, UK. I arrived at the height of summer and would pick sweet pea flowers for the hotel restaurant. To this day the scent of sweet peas reminds me of an English summer. Sometimes I would sit … Continue reading Gardens of the Mind

The Sauerkraut & The Kettlebell

Cabbages were in good supply at the beginning of the month so I took the opportunity to refine my sauerkraut making ability with the aid of my kettle bell which worked very well. This extra weight really did put pressure on the cabbage and allowed for a good amount of liquid to cover the ingredients … Continue reading The Sauerkraut & The Kettlebell

Peter’s Chicken Pieces & Soil Conditioning

The sorting of Stuff continues. . . It is amazing what you find when looking through family 'treasures'. This cardboard box back was found in amongst some of Gran's books and photos. Though Peters is known for its ice-creams, clearly at some point they also provided the convenience of chicken pieces to the busy house-wife … Continue reading Peter’s Chicken Pieces & Soil Conditioning

A Return

This post is my first since the 23rd of April post. Any posts in between have been added in order to catch up with records. The day after that last post I injured my ankle and I have to say, I took the opportunity to visit several things. That I had clearly superseded previous warnings … Continue reading A Return

Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance