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Handmade

Handmade

As the days reach towards the shortest, darkest nadir of winter, we are busier than ever.

Winter Greens

Winter Greens

Despite low temperatures and frosty mornings, we are continuing to harvest some winter greens from the garden.

Nest

Nest

With the arrival of a new cat (Faith), and inspired by a¬†pattern I came upon online, I turned my hand to my first proper attempt at crochet, to make a ‘nest’ for her.

When It Rains

When It Rains

After deluges of rain on Saturday morning, when water running off the fields turned our country lanes into rivers, and the weight of one of our soggy hanging baskets proved too much for the screws holding the newly fixed bracket up, it’s been a welcome return to sunshine for the past few days, with only … Continue reading

Wild

Wild

The wind has been wild. Petals are strewn around the garden, while plants have taken on rakish angles.

New Life

New Life

Our weekend began indoors, as I worked to put the finishing touches to some handmade gifts for a friend’s baby shower on Saturday afternoon, and baked a batch of very indulgent frosted chocolate cupcakes to accompany them (black-bottomed cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe collection, no less).

Making Seed Packets

Making Seed Packets

This weekend we were working mostly inside the house. I wasn’t in the garden much, besides half an hour or so chopping kindling for the fire in the icy rain, which nevertheless melted away the last of our snow. Obviously I have made a mistake in allowing my phenomenal axe-handling skills to be witnessed by … Continue reading