Tag Archives: Garden

Late news from late summer

It was a wet end to the summer and I never really got the garden under the level of control I might in other years have demanded.  I wrote this piece back in October, before a lot of other stuff … Continue reading

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Chicken Run II

The major event this Easter has been the return of Chickens to the estate.  After a few site meetings Jim had delivered the posts and wire and between us we had dug three-quarters of the way around the area to … Continue reading

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March is not the cruelest month

I’m getting all poetic this week as we have dumped the waste land of January and February and are now into the expectation of March, and with it some spring-like weather and more to do in the garden. But the … Continue reading

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Stonemouth

With new life in the spring air, death is on the agenda once again in the garden.  We lost four of our hens the other day as a fox (or foxes) took three away and left one fatally injured.  The … Continue reading

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Easter Rising

The Easter break has been kind for DIY and gardening.  With the weather poor in the first week of the holidays, it was no chore to be inside, though painting the kitchen was.  But with indoor work done, gardening has … Continue reading

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Plans for the New Year

Since November I have not posted.  There are a number of drafts still on hold, but the idea of posting every day during November rapidly became an end in its own right: like a dog’s incessant barking, publishing a blog … Continue reading

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Where do we find the time?

I was busy at school last weekend with evening duty on Saturday and afternoon duty on Sunday.  As a result I missed seeing one of my older and wiser brothers – Paul – who was calling through with after collecting … Continue reading

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