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Pumpkin Curry

The first of our pumpkin harvest became an amazing curry this weekend, courtesy of a recipe by the excellent Nigel Slater. Advertisements

August Adieu

So, August fades out in a final flourish of late summer sun. The mornings are already later and cooler, mists hugging the valleys and enshrouding the rivers until the sun burns through. Shadows lengthen in the afternoons as the sun sinks lower in the sky; and dusk falls earlier, catching us out mid-task in the … Continue reading

Beneath The Canopy

The pumpkins are growing fast! Two weeks ago the fruits were just starting to form behind the flowers, and already they are several inches across with lovely green stripes on their glossy skin. We have put most of the pumpkins on old bits of tile to keep them off the soil and prevent any rotting. … Continue reading

Two Sisters

The ‘three sisters ‘ growing system was practised by the Native Americans as an effective way to grow their three most important crops in harmony. The ground would be heaped into mounds, about a step apart, and a corn kernel planted in each. A bean seed would later be planted alongside the corn in the … Continue reading