• DIY Seed Growing

    A lot of our seed growing this year is going to be a very DIY affair. For a start, we collected a LOT of seeds last autumn. We gleaned apples, plums, pears, cherries and walnuts for eating from the trees along the roadsides. We also picked up conkers, sweet chestnuts...


  • SWOTs and Elevators

    Technical stuff today. I’ve signed up to Darren Rowse’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge with my Books Are Cool website. Before we started the first day’s challenge, we’re meant to do a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. I vaguely remembered these from...


  • Late Again

    Every year we’re late getting going on the vegetable garden. Something always crops up at the wrong time (but not veggie crops). But to be fair, there is only a short window of opportunity between the end of the ferocious Creuse winter and the growing season. I’ve heard that round...


  • Mysterious Meridienne Verte

    This blog is in danger of becoming The Headache Diaries. I’ve been stricken down again but so long as I don’t move my head I can manage to type! Caiti had another rendez-vous at Montluçon hospital this morning. On our way to and fro, we crossed the Meridienne Verte. This...


  • A Great Im-peru-movement

    On Ruadhri's wool for the photo I sorted through the box of unsold shop stock this morning. There’s more than I’d have liked in it. Sadly we’ve found our French customers to be very careful with their money, shall we say! It’s a shame as I’d tracked down some lovely...