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Vegetable robots

Little Owl won third place for her vegetable robot at the Allotment Association Show last weekend. Her’s was the cucumber one. She won a whole pound coin in prize money. Finch’s chest heaved as he wrestled with his pride of … Continue reading

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Layers

I’m fascinated by layers. My dissertation for my degree was about layers in landscape. I once read about how the Japanese value tarnished objects more than polished ones because the tarnish shows the layers of handling. The object gains worth … Continue reading

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June

For my seasonal reading in June*, Steve Roud, in The English Year, describes our misunderstanding of the traditional celebrations around midsummer. He says that we’ve been seduced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream into thinking Midsummer is when fairies and sprites … Continue reading

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Home-made cleaning products

Last summer I had a grand plan to make my own homemade cleaning products. I’d read a few books and some articles on the internet. People waxed lyrical about how much better it is for the environment, your health, and … Continue reading

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A lack of blackberries

This weekend was warm and bright with a lovely crispness to the air that reminds us autumn is here. A maple in the fields turned deep red almost over night and many of the trees round about are starting to … Continue reading

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