This is a cross-promotion post from my other blog. I know, nothing to do with foraging or homesteading, but it does have to do with me, and my ultimate goal of writing. Have a look, check out the kickstarter, and maybe give it a share? Thanks friends! The last week has been pretty productive, though … Continue reading Wonderbox Publishing — Scribing English All Over The Place
Forager Chef posted this gem. And we have some quail eggs in the incubator as well. Drat! I see a lot of people in the Midwest say they’re excited about Spring and mention things like peas. I think what we really should be talking about are stinging and wood nettles, the real first Spring vegetables … Continue reading Ideas Ideas
I just wanted to post a video of what our chick is doing. When we can get it to drink it does better. As you can see, it still eats, and will sometimes drink, but we don't want to leave it with water without supervision in case it drowns. Guy has even gone so far … Continue reading Stargazing Chick video
What we didn't expect to encounter was crookneck or stargazing, one of which one of our chicks is suffering from.
After I finished work today and came home, I refused to look outside. The pipes did freeze last night, and I threw a mini temper tantrum because for all that we got stocked up on food, we forgot to get stocked up on water, and all our food required water to cook it—unless we wanted … Continue reading Calm in the Cold
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