• Modioli in the Mud

    Modioli in the Mud In preparation for netting our lakes, which took place just over a week ago, we dropped the water level in Alder Lake a little, and discovered, as well as lost spods and, sadly, discarded bottles and cans, a large and healthy colony of horse mussels. The...


  • Brahma Farmer

    Brahma Farmer I blogged recently about the great egg disaster. I ordered a batch of Brahma, Wyandotte and Faverolle eggs, most of which were either smashed or scrambled when they arrived through the post. I was therefore pinning my hopes being able to buy a breeding pair of Brahmas –...


  • Eggs-asperating

    Eggs-asperating I’ve been trying to get hold of some Brahmas for about a year now. Brahmas are very large chickens with feathery feet. They’re magnificent. I was all set to buy some last autumn at one of the many poultry shows that take place at that time of the year,...


  • Stilt Crazy After All These Years

    Stilt Crazy After All These Years Nearby village La Cellette takes the 15th August public holiday very seriously and always organises an impressive fête. Unlike many other fêtes, which pretty much just consist of a vide grenier (think car boot sale minus the car) and maybe one or two trade...


  • Sew Long

    Sew Long I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately. It’s just occurred to me that I’ve been a sewist - the modern, alternative term for seamstress - for almost fifty years. I’m as gobsmacked as you are! My fifty-fifth birthday is looming on the horizon, and I can definitely...