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

Garden, Number 28, Vegetables

A little harvest

For the past couple of weeks the weather has been decidedly damp, and moments in the garden have been few and far between.  However, today has been a bit nicer and so we managed to pop out and have a little harvest. From the vegetable patch our the front we have an assortment of radishes,… Continue reading A little harvest

Garden, Number 28, Vegetables

Making allot(ment) out of a little

The front garden at 28 has always been a bone of contention.  While we are very, very lucky to have a back and a front garden, as well as parking (tricky in some parts of our village), the front garden just hasn't seemed to work for us. When we first moved in the front garden was… Continue reading Making allot(ment) out of a little

Cooking, Firfield, Garden, Vegetables

Beetroot Crisps: Take Two

We've had a lot of success with beetroot this year, both at Number 28 and at Firfield.  While this is good news, there is only so much beetroot that you can eat, cook, trade, give away, dye with (and the list goes on!) something needed to be done with the glut.  After all, Tyrrell's can make… Continue reading Beetroot Crisps: Take Two

Fruit, Sheep, Vegetables

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Earlier in the year Binty decided to grow some chillies, not because the Binty household like spicy things, but because Mr P-J does.  So, once they were ready to come out of the greenhouse we inherited six little chilli plants.  Well, 5 and a half as one is a bit dodgy... These little plants have been living… Continue reading The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Chickens, Number 28, Recipe

A treat for the chickens

Life can be hard when you're a chicken.  Days are spent pecking and scratching, laying and dozing, dust-bathing and flapping.  Not to mention whiling away the hours dreaming about what would happen if someone left the gate to the garden open, and how long it would really take to demolish a healthy vegetable patch... In order to… Continue reading A treat for the chickens

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?