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My neighbour Pat who is in her eighties is a wonderful example of self-sufficiency. She was taught as a young girl to carry out tasks such as killing and dissecting poultry. Pat firmly believes that people should be self sufficient...

At dawn of the spring Equinox I awoke with a list in my head of things to be done. I had about three hours to tick off my list and be ready for our opening celebration. Spirit had other plans....

Initially this dish for our Spring Equinox celebration was going to be prepared using fresh beets, but the size of the beets in the garden saw us reassess our vegetable choice. Last summers pumpkin harvest has stored well and the...

A new food garden at our farm stay is taking shape. The bigger timber posts are all in and this photo offers you a sneak peek of your humble entrance facing to the west. I have envisaged guests having the...

Just now I have been reminded of the gap in time between day daybreak meditations in the crisp spring air space. (Oh my goodness it must be early last spring). Made complete and comfortable with thick socks and plenty of...

I don’t own many shoes and the ones I have I wear them well.  The state of my work boots was becoming ridiculous but I loved them. When I worked it was like being in bare feet only with a...

Looking into this photo is like reading tea leaves. The cracks in the earth surface are dry rivers to our parting lands and yet the surface of the earth seems so solid, compact and held together. It is the fragility...

August has arrived and I am just about spent with winter, which may come as no surprise to those who know my sun loving ways. The best growth through the winter months goes to the vegetable garden as everything develops with...

Where did the 18000 bricks from our demolition of the old house in High Street Seymour go? 14000 of them went into our new house. Initially we were unsure if we would have enough for the double brick walls so...