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Evening walks…

Oh, the delights of an evening walk which doesn’t involve rain!  No muddy dogs when we got back – and even the cat came along for her evening perambulation. This evening, it was glorious sunshine and we went round all the fields and into the little copse corner – where we were greeted by the sight of all these glorious primroses.  The copse was cleared of dead branches last winter, [&hellip

Hedgerow Gathering…and Leaving

I love this time of year, the lovely surprise of still-hot summer days and the depth of the days starting to suggest Autumn – I find myself longing to light the log-burner and to sit beside it with my boys – snuggle-cosy warm. But before we get to that stage, we have been gathering the fruits of the hedgerow – our hedges are wild and woolly and hold all sorts [&hellip

Walking on egg shells

We keep chickens and as a result, we eat a lot of eggs – my boys love them – boiled, baked, poached, scrambled or fried! I used to put the shells in the compost, but now I collect them in a bowl and let them dry out. Then I get a wooden spoon and bash them (good for those frustrating moments in life!) – the resulting mosaic of shells is [&hellip

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