Category Archives: Garden

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

It has been one of those years where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, hence lack of attention to the blog. Unfortunately the ups and downs hadn’t quite smoothed out when the kitchen called. Autumn’s mellow fruitfulness had led … Continue reading

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CIDER RECIPE

RECIPE FOR SCRUMPY-TYPE CIDER For anyone interested in Husband’s recipe for home-made cider, here it is.  Nothing fancy needed, and it makes a strong drink. Ingredients:    apples (naturally), sugar (quantity depends on your taste preferences but you need between 1 – 1.5lb … Continue reading

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HARVESTING – HAVE APPLES, MAKE CIDER

One of the great benefits of rural living is growing your own fruit and veg. One of the great drawbacks is knowing what to do with it all once you’ve grown it. I mean, there is only so much you … Continue reading

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FIRST HARVEST

  There is something special about the first crop of potatoes every year. More than anything else we grow, it is our small potato crop that seems to make it all worthwhile. We’ve already had a decent harvest of rhubarb, … Continue reading

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DAWN CHORUS

Husband often works away from home and although he uses an alarm he says that he tends to wake up when the lorries start thundering past his hotel. Usually sometime between 6.30 and 7.00 am, no matter what time of … Continue reading

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REAP WHAT YOU SOW – SOMETIMES

It is Spring apparently, although the weather doesn’t seem to have realised it yet. We have had snow again today, not a great deal but enough to cover the ground, albeit briefly. Six miles away near Town it didn’t snow … Continue reading

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