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When Is Pesto Not Actually Pesto?

When Is Pesto Not Actually Pesto?

I have been working on this blog post for quite a while now. So, imagine my surprise when my husband told me that Which? Magazine (article here) had recently done a survey on shop-bought Pesto and the added ingredients that were being used to bulk them out! […]

It’s That Tomato Time of Year Again

It’s That Tomato Time of Year Again

It’s that time of year again. It’s tomato time. I have been growing tomatoes with varying degrees of success for a number of years and every year I ask myself the same thing. Is it worth it? Well, I can honestly say that, in my […]

Snowy Weather and Making Bread

Snowy Weather and Making Bread

Well, the snow has finally gone. Practically the whole of the country was blanketed with snow for well over a week. Some places for even longer. Thankfully, here in Cornwall we had snowy weather for the perfect amount of time …. precisely three days! Enough […]

Home Made Dog Treats

Home Made Dog Treats

As you have probably guessed by now, we have a lot of animals. You’ve already seen the chickens, the ducks and the llamas but we do also have several cats and three dogs too. As an animal owner, I always try to make sure that […]

Lets talk About Chickens

Lets talk About Chickens

We have been keeping chickens on and off for the last 10 years. Our first lot of chickens were rescued from a neighbour who, sadly, couldn’t look after them anymore. They were the most rag-tag bunch of chickens you have ever seen but they were […]

My First Attempt At Taking Flat Lay Photographs.

My First Attempt At Taking Flat Lay Photographs.

In recent weeks, I have noticed that some of the photographs I have been taking have been a little bit lacklustre. Mostly, I blame the weather. It’s hard to take cheery, bright, inspirational photographs when you’re ankle deep in mud and it hasn’t stopped raining […]

Building A New House For Our Llamas

Building A New House For Our Llamas

We have had llamas now for almost 14 years and I absolutely love them. They are beautiful animals. Even though they get bad press because of their habit of spitting. In spite of being caught in the crossfire of two grumpy, spitting llamas many times […]

Let’s Talk About Ducks.

Let’s Talk About Ducks.

Last year, while lugging trays of seedlings from the poly tunnel to the raised beds, we heard a loud, persistent cheeping. After a frantic 10 minute hunt in the long grass, we found a lonely, sad looking little duckling frantically looking for it’s mum. So, […]

Seeds You Can Plant In January

Seeds You Can Plant In January

As many of my friends can attest, I have more than a passing obsession with all things gardening. For the last couple of weeks, seed catalogues galore have been plopping onto my doormat. Each morning, I sit with a cup of tea and I plan […]

Getting the Poly Tunnel Ready for Planting.

Getting the Poly Tunnel Ready for Planting.

This time last year, we were putting the finishing touches to our new poly tunnel. Eagerly anticipating that magic date, sometime in March, when all the seed packets say it’s time to start planting seeds. This year, I’m afraid I simply can’t wait until March. […]