I've come to accept that spring just isn't coming this year. We will live in perpetual winter and never be able to grow anything. We will sit and huddle our incubation eggs and our chicks in the breeder when the power goes out because the rain is flooding everything, and will swim to work and school through mud, and dance on the uneven ground of hard frozen earth when the snow returns the following week.
I know that I haven't written about foraging for a while, and that is the aim of this blog as well. I thought hat by March I would be out getting early nettles, or as some bloggers have suggest the wild garlic shoots. There's quite a lot I should be able to get. However, with the … Continue reading Foraging Blog List
A bit of a delayed post, but we have chicks! They're actually about a week old today and tomorrow, and they've had a seemingly eventful week! First of all, let me just point out that they are cute as a button, first of all. However, not all of them made it. We had a power … Continue reading Don’t Count Your Chicks Before They Hatch
A little reminder of our frugal-living situation for those who aren't aware: My partner, Guy, and I are do a work-to-stay situation with a North Yorkshire Farm. For Guy's hard work, they've given a caravan to live in, they pay our gas, electric, water and so on. They've also said we can essentially do whatever … Continue reading Snow Woes
After realising that I wasn't really sure what the differences between a polytunnel and a greenhouse were, I decided to investigate
I thought I would share this post from FemaleFarmerUk about her experience with Southdown Sheep. While Guy and I are nowhere near ready for sheep, it’s good knowledge to have! http://femalefarmeruk.com/2018/02/17/celebrating-southdown-sheep/
Before we start, let's look at the differences between me and Guy. While I have a hippy background, aside from the odd chicken here and there, this is the most sustainably I've lived. I haven't been able to really raise my own food, either animal or vegetable, and have mostly had cats in my adult … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned About Incubating Chicken Eggs
As winter becomes spring, we finally are starting our animal family with our first chicken and some eggs to hatch.
We have been really lucky in our housing situation. We have a place on a farm with our own static caravan which is currently powered by a wind turbine. It's a work-to-stay situation, and given that I'm a university student, the farm has been kind enough to have Guy do the work for both of … Continue reading A Wander Around the Ponds
There has definitely been a break in writing. There has definitely been a lot going on since delving into the foraging and sustainability interests. That's not to say it's been on pause (though it's been a little bit on pause due to winter). We've relocate to North Yorkshire, which has changed where we go to … Continue reading Getting Set Up