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Of Neighbours, Backyards, Dreams and Compost: Part 2

I recently wrote about a lucky coincidence with a compost bin and our neighbours which means we can start composting near the house now. So one key thing about compost … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 11 Comments

Allotment promise: different types of harvest

This year at the allotment I’ve been determined to try and have a broader range of harvest. This week I’ve managed to have a visit where I gathered some less … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 29 Comments

Hortus botanicus: Leiden

I do a bit of gardening but I’m not sure that I’m a gardener. I tend to think my successes are an accident and I’m never sure what my gardens … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 14 Comments

Use-it-up Snack Bars

We had some small people visiting lately and there’s breakfast cereal that we won’t eat so I figured it would make the basis for a good snack bar. I tend … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 21 Comments

Fresh air and thought Provoking Words: Leiden Poems

What better way to enjoy a city than by taking a stroll through narrow paved streets and alongside broad canals. I’ve written before about local visitor attractions in The Netherlands. … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roads

This week’s challenge from Cee is roads. While out and about walking in Leiden we had the unusual experience of encountering roads that were free of people bicycles. I love … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 8 Comments

Of Neighbours, Backyards, Dreams and Compost: Part 1

Our backyard is about 6m by 6m. So only about 18″ by 18″. Out there at the moment we have: an extended chicken run, a wood store, a quail run, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 21 Comments

A lot of excitement at the plot! Autumn planting!

In August an allotment is in a phase which is all about harvest. There’s likely lots of stuff growing, fruiting and flowering. But I’m excited about this. It’s the stem … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 27 Comments

Fancy gadgets: Dehydrator

I’ve written a few posts lately with dehydrator recipes or use. Kale miso chips. fruit leather So I thought it might be helpful to write about the dehydrator. Now the … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Wheels on fire!

Bikes, bikes bikes! The Netherlands is a country well known for it’s cycling. There are cycle paths all over the place and they link between all kinds of places. But … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

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