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
A community permaculture initiative that reclaims its name from the clutches of evil Continue reading Redefining Roundup
It’s that time again, where I have an itch to write and a lack of suitable space to scratch it. Not really, though. It’s so easy to fall down the perfectionism road and waste hours trying to come up with a new blog name, something that encompasses everything whilst being relevant and not too specific at the same time. Nevermind. Peace and Pollen will do … Continue reading Vidanueva
Permaculture is a word that’s used a lot in the field of working with the land. When we first started using workaway, we’d see a lot of projects using the tag ‘permaculture’, and as it was alongside such labels as ‘self-sufficiency’, ‘eco-living’ and ‘community’, our interests were piqued and we decided to learn more. Who is Permaculture for? Anyone working with the land. In a … Continue reading What is Permaculture?