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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Chick, chick, chick, chick chicken!

Our Friends son is keen to get chickens. They asked us for advice for him so I thought I’d share it. It’s quite simple to do. r /> What breed? … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Wednesday’s Wise Words

“Cows were made to eat grass…. The two biggest things that harm a cow are grain and concrete. By kicking the cows outside and letting them be on the sod … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sew sew

I’ve got a permanent ambition to try new things. One gap in my skill is sewing. I’ve got a vague idea how to do it but not really sure. I … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 13 Comments

Bumble bees with legs

As “deaf as a quail” is a Dutch expression but our quails have poor vision not hearing. Their story is funny. The were conceived as a result of a few … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

My wardrobe is dying

I made a pledge in September 2012 not to buy any new clothes for a year. We came back from a trip to Africa and I wanted to get off … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 16 Comments

Roast beet root salad

It’s not summer yet but delicious ingredients can help me think of warmer weather. This is the chef’s take on a roast beetroot salad. If there’s beetroot on a dish … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 20 Comments

Winter warmers for your ankles

I’ve got skinny ankles. I know I shouldn’t complain but they’re not in great proportion with the rest of me. I like ankle boots. I’ve seen ankle boots with wooly … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

“In the middle of the night…

We go walking on the beach!” When you walk along a beach in the darkness for six hours, every night for a whole week it has a big impact. There’s … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy Beekeepers Patron Day!

Yes that’s right. I’ve actually found a reason to mark the calendar. St Valentine is the patron saint of bee keepers. I got to thinking why. Honey, bees, beekeepers, love. … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you can’t beat ’em…..

So you’re moving to Holland? Can you speak Dutch? Have you ever been there? Do you know anyone? Can you ride a bike? You’d think that answering ‘no’ to all … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

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