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Poached Crayfish

Further up our little valley, hidden in some overgrown woodland is the remains of a Medieval fish pond still sporting two good sized bodies of water. There are a couple of dry hollows further down the valley (we have one), … Continue reading

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The case for working with your hands NYT

Check out this Country Living Link Reminds me of the (rather woolly) 70’s philosophical mainstay – “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” and not just because that is the authors thing. It seemsĀ  what is really under discussion is … Continue reading

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The Joys of Septic Tanks

When we first moved in over two decades ago, we could not locate the septic tank, a hunt through a jungle of brambles in search of sleeping beauty eventually found a stinking bog where foul waste from the ablutions of … Continue reading

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Seeding & Planting

A late start in the small greenhouse. This year & last (2010/11) we have cut back on kitchen garden & cottage garden seed planting. Now, middle of June, its not too late to get a mass of late summer flowers, … Continue reading

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