Edge of the Land

Though our garden is sheltered by trees, houses, vegetation and a mountain, we live at the edge of the land. The landscape is exposed and wild. Coastal winds bring with them an array of weather patterns depending on the season or the oceans whims. Today started off overcast due to a cool night and a … Continue reading Edge of the Land

The Hands-On Harvest

In our garden, the pumpkins are being harvested. We had about ten or so small pumpkins and a couple of larger ones. The smaller size is ideal for our family. The tomatoes are coming along well too. I have grown some of the best tomatoes I've ever grown this year. A combination I think of … Continue reading The Hands-On Harvest

Pisces

I am born under the star sign of Pisces. At a sub-conscious depth it is as though this zodiac has only ever deemed me fit for feeding fish, rather than catching them myself. I am changing this. I have been quizzing local fisherman on the ways of securing a decent catch. Preferably from land, with … Continue reading Pisces

Summer Seed Saving

With the nice dry weather of January and a couple of further weeks in the back room to ensure the seed harvest is completely dry, I finally got to sorting out seeds and cleaning them for storage. The bulk of seeds we will use over swales or as green mulch come Autumn. Throughout January I … Continue reading Summer Seed Saving

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence