Tag Archives: rhubarb

Slowly, slowly

You’ll be pleased to know I’ve stopped flapping. Slowly, slowly my heart has caught up with my body. Little by little the jarring exhaustion of constant newness has given way to gentle wonder. Our new house was built in 1932. … Continue reading

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A trip to the sea

In spite of a flurry of snow on Monday morning and a black out throughout Tuesday and part of yesterday the seasons are on the change. A sparrow sang to me from the guttering when I went to take the … Continue reading

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Fruit leather

Shearing finished on the farm yesterday. I don’t envy them that job in this heat. This morning the cattle were in the shed at 5am for their vaccinations so as to be done in the cooler part of the day. … Continue reading

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Cats

Today I put washing on the line. That feels like a bold statement but yes, I did. From my parents down in Devon, to Big Dreamer’s Grandma in Lancashire, and then up to us in the Borders, the day seems … Continue reading

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Rhubarb jam

Everyone is agreed that it’s been a bad year in the garden. One plant that has thrived where others have not is rhubarb. We now have four crowns in our garden and we’ve had a bumper crop. Big Dreamer has … Continue reading

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Manure

Sorry, this is the illustration you get today because this enormous pile of manure was delivered to us last night by Nigel the cattleman with a cheeky look on his face. They cleared out the cattle sheds a couple of … Continue reading

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