Cooking, Garden

Herby salt

After having a bit of a prune in the garden we soon found that we had a larger amount of sage and rosemary than we had expected.  Usually the prunings get dried for later use.  However the sage is trying to take over a corner of one of the borders, and there are now three… Continue reading Herby salt

Garden, Number 28

Finishing the front garden

As mentioned in a previous post, we've been working on the front garden in an effort to make it into something that is productive, aesthetically pleasing and something that makes up for the front of our house looking like a car park.  With all of the hard work under our belts we just had a little… Continue reading Finishing the front garden

Field, Sheep

Hardcore Blackberrying

The weather today was perfect for blackberrying and so we went to the field to see what the hedges had in store for us.  We weren't disappointed! Usually when we pick blackberries we are very careful not to strip the bushes of every piece of fruit so that there is always something left for the animals… Continue reading Hardcore Blackberrying

Cooking, Garden, Number 28, Recipe

Lovely lavender

Lavender is a fantastic plant that we (try to) grow in abundance.  The bees love it, it produces a lovely aroma and it is also a very useful companion plant for vegetables and fruit trees.  The flavour is often very light which makes it the perfect ingredient for ice-cream, sugars and jellies. After a bit… Continue reading Lovely lavender

Chickens, Field, Firfield, Garden, Number 28, Sheep

No more summer?

This morning there was a definite chill to the air, and the sun is not rising as quickly as it has over the past weeks (or at least it seems that way).  It has slowly dawned on us that summer is coming to an end and autumn is creeping in.  Normally we would lament this, but… Continue reading No more summer?