It seems, after two years of experimentation with the seed starting to harvest cycle, that every serious gardener needs a greenhouse. Continue reading “Building a Lean-To Greenhouse on a Stone Cabin”
It’s interesting how the word ‘social’ can be used in both fun and absolute opposite contexts. Continue reading “Summer Social”
It’s July! We’ve just come back from a lovely wedding in Swansea. Good weather, great people, and lots of love. This time last year we had quite a different adventure. In 2017, we both walked el Camino de Santiago. Recognising the importance of a solo journey, we took different routes at the same time. I walked el Norte from Gijon, and Nik did the Primitivo, … Continue reading San Salvador Al Revés
Life has become very chicken-orientated. The day begins by opening the coop, lifting the feeder to release soaked and fermented corn, and letting the hens run wild. It ends by gently encouraging two or three hens, though ideally all of them, back into the coop and lifting any remaining ones into their nest for the night. And of course, there’s everything in between. I’ve found … Continue reading Hens and garden
How quickly April has rolled around.
After an unusually hot and dry March, true to song, April showers have begun.
A lot has happened since I last wrote about buying a van and getting new doors and windows. Namely, that the van has been bought and the door and windows are in. As the seller said, it took a little while to adjust to her, but little old LE (that’s her number plate) has definitely changed our lives. The neutral, or punto muerto, isn’t … Continue reading Hermanas Asturianas
It’s been over a month now since we got back from our Christmas and New Year trip to England. After a few weeks of tidying and organising, de-mousing the house and making plans for the year, we’ve settled back and feel as at home as ever here in Asturias. New windows and doors should be coming soon, which will be double glazed so we don’t have … Continue reading Febrero