Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Art of Drying Flowers

I’d never been a huge fan of dried flowers until a few months ago, when I celebrated a milestone birthday and dried some of the roses from my party.  Since then I’ve been experimenting and in a few weeks time plan to … Continue reading

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Remember the Birds

Gosh it was jolly cold this morning!!!  I really piled on the layers as I got out of bed to check on the hens and pigs after a very chilly night here on the farm.  Armed with a torch, I briskly … Continue reading

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Planting Indoor Hyacinths

If, like me, you can’t wait until spring for the heady scent of hyacinths, why don’t you plant an indoor variety.  They’re often so much cheaper than anything you can buy in the shops and make wonderful homemade presents. Over the … Continue reading

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Homemade Mince Pies

I think there’s nothing more delicious than homemade Mince Pies, warmed through in the aga, sprinkled with icing sugar and served with a generous dollop of clotted cream. This is one of my favourite festive recipes, kindly given to me by a … Continue reading

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Rat Attack at Pig HQ

A few days ago I raced down in the pouring rain to feed our pigs, Jupiter, Dilys and Percy, only to find that in the middle of the night, Pig HQ, had been infiltrated by rats. During the past few months, … Continue reading

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Brighten your life with thoughts of Spring

  With the wind howling and the rain thrashing at my window, I’m already counting down the days until Spring!  My dream this year is to have a cacophony of colour in my garden from January right through until May, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Making Your Own Compost

If  you haven’t already got one, now is a fabulous time of year for making your own compost bin.  It’s extremely easy and will give you the most fantastic sense of achievement when it comes to nourishing your soil next … Continue reading

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