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The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.

Bee stories: Good and Bad

This month has been both high and low at the apiary. A couple of weeks back we heard that the two hives we have on one site were very quiet.  … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sharing is blogging

I’ve writt n a post on my other blog about the benefits of blogging.  https://learningtechnologylizard.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/blogging-why/ It’s about this blog so I want to share it here too.  When I blogged … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Making a spoon

A few years ago I remember reading a very enthusiastic Facebook post talking about spoon making.  At the time I confess I thought it was rather odd that the process … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · 9 Comments

Calamity in the Hive 

Keeping bees is a challenge. The bees themselves need to be respected and supported. The bee keeper needs to be conscientious and aware of their needs. The weather plays a … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 11 Comments

Fires -a -burning

I resolved recently to become good at lighting fires. Not a pyromaniac-al aim but a green one.  Time has passed and the fire is now a regular feature.  Bring on … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Fire lighting 

Since I did my Forest Schools course in October I’ve been developing confidence with making fire.  Rather than doing this as a public  nuisance, I’ve been practicing with our wood … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 10 Comments

Chicken Run

The hens in our backyard have a chicken run that has a nesting box, floor space and perches. They’ve had it for about four years.  When we first got it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Digital Collaboration with The Beatles — Learning Technology Lizard’s Blog

I shared this post because I want to share this video more widely for a good cause. Please do the same if you agree. Thanks  Technology is often implicated in … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Elderflowers again this time Champagne

They say you can never have too much of a good thing and it seems that currently the elderflower proliferation in our neighborhood is crying out for foraging.  After making … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 8 Comments

Cider Battered Elderflowers

When you undertake choices in life you often do so with a specific goal. For example when you start running you might want to do a marathon. Or when you … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 14 Comments

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