Cornwall

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

We started 2018 in our house on a pantry challenge for the month of January, we followed it through the whole month and had a great start to the year. It changed our way of thinking on more levels than just getting our cupboards straight. […]

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Beeswax is a waxy, non-toxic and natural substance secreted by bees after they consume honey. Bees use this wax to construct honeycombs, a structure of hexagonal cells made by bees to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed […]

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale

Lovely Sunday walk in Kennall Vale. We have been here two and half years and only just found this amazing woodland just a 15 minute drive from our house. The walks that run through this vale are muddy at this time of year, there is […]

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

It is November 2nd as I begin this post and it has been feeling like a new year to me and in many traditions October 31st does indeed mark and is celebrated as the new year. In the Celtic tradition time is regarded as circular not […]

Samhain Allotment

Samhain Allotment

GD and I have closed the poly tunnel down for the winter, it is our first year of owning a poly tunnel and I was sad to close it down, feeling we had missed some opportunity to keep veg growing until at least near the […]

Our Mabon 2018

Our Mabon 2018

One of my favourite festivals, ‘Mabon’, when the the focus lies on the aspect of the second harvest and speaks of the balance between light and dark. The ‘equinox’ meaning the time when day and night are equal length. As the celebrations go ahead in […]

Autumn

Autumn

GD and I were at the allotment yesterday weighing down the polytunnel with filled watering cans, securing poles and generally making safe anything that could potentially fly off and cause damage in any winds from the storm we have been warned about, but in any […]

Weekend

Weekend

This past weekend was a pretty typical kinda weekend, so I thought I would share a few of the things we did as a little insight into GD’s and mine days and so when we are even older we can be reminded of what a […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup, nutrient dense and an excellent way to use lots of veg.

Roasted Vegetable Soup, nutrient dense and an excellent way to use lots of veg.

It already feels like Autumn has arrived down here in Cornwall, there are a few sunny days still, but mostly we are seeing the change of season, winter woolies are being donned, warm socks and hats to keep the chill wind out have been dug […]

Our day in photographs

Our day in photographs

Early morning walk for Ella and Daisy, ready to go. Dillon and Taz at the end of our lane love their morning strokes. Daisy always says hello to Dillon. The lane is full of hedgerow flowers. Back for breakfast.Looks like a bird meeting out on […]