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
It’s May, it’s hot, and we’re going to Portugal next week to meet my Mum. It’s already been a year since her last visit. Commitments and responsibilities increase with chickens and seedlings, but without a correlating decrease in time away from home. Last month we spent three days in Madrid, joining the start of the Extinction Rebellion protests on April 15th. Nik knew more about … Continue reading Following the Moon
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
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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
The genus coprinopsis indicates a mushroom that appears similar to those within the coprinus genus, which in Latin means ‘living on dung’. Whilst this is befitting for some mushrooms, it is not suited to this particular species, which I found amongst the leaf litter on a walk in the woods last November. Continue reading “The Magpie Inkcap”