Tag Archives: rural holidays

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 seems  what is really under discussion is … Continue reading

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The Joys of Narrow Country Lanes

For a crowded Island, where we live is remote. So when our septic tank looked like it needed emptying it proved a challenge to find someone with a truck small enough to get to us. Seven and a half ton … Continue reading

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Recycling scrap wood

We collect waste timber made (doors, window frames and windows, fascia boards and the like) once a fortnight for our wood burning range, supplying all our hot water, heating and cooking. Zero carbon footprint as it is all ‘old wood’. … 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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Trevina Grounds

Have a look at our 1930’s style Grounds Plan and plan your walk of the grounds. All of Trevina Grounds are open to guests and we hope you take time to fully explore your own piece of Cornwall…

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In the Midnight Hour

Late drive back across the edge of the Moor with the full moon low behind me. Deep tree lined lanes and lonely stones long shadows. Dark houses with folk tucked up in bed. Silvered dewy fields, dark hill tops clothed … Continue reading

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Otter’s on your doorstep

Trevina brook once fed a series of mediaeval fishponds along the valley bottom, one pond still exists a little further up the valley, overgrown and haunt to otters & herons.

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Little Gardeners!

One oftern hears of gardeners suffering vandalism and as organic gardeners we suffer more than our fair share. Badgers each year assist us in digging our potatoes, deer prune our orchard trees (not when or where it is needed) and … Continue reading

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