Everyone loves a free gift. You’d never say “no thanks” and go out and burn a gift? Well, that’s what happens with fallen leaves every day! Fallen leaves are one of the most generous gifts God gives us, yet we just burn them. Here are some other suggestions for using them. Continue reading
I was asked for some photos of the garden at this time of year, welcome to take a look around!
The garden is, in a word, DRY!!!! Continue reading
Food, food, food. We all love it, we all eat it, but did you ever think about the ethical and environmental impact your food has? Let’s look at some of the issues, and what we can do about them. Continue reading
I’ve dipped into Robert Macfarlanes books and enjoyed his writing about paths and have joined him in his delight about where they go, what you can see on them, how they open up new places to you. (The Old Ways, A Journey on Foot, by Robert Macfarlane). I was inspired to open up a path in our garden so we can enjoy it all year round. Continue reading
This is a mock disease write up that I put together for a medical student who was about to travel abroad. It captures some of the challenges of transitions that many of us nomads experience.
Also known as Happy and Sad Syndrome (HASS)
written in jest (but only partly) by Katharine Norton
Transitionitis/HASS is a very common ailment affecting hundreds of travellers each year. It is caused by the change in routine brought on by transition, and anxieties (often underlying) relating to the unknowns of the new location and losses associated with leaving the current location. Continue reading
One thing I love about Permaculture is that so many of the solutions are so simple! Continue reading
Life can get pretty busy around our house and garden – homeschool to do, eggs to collect, sheep to milk, plants to nurture, meals to prepare, bread to bake Continue reading