Having bought this yarn I really wanted to make something special with it. I bought it as a hank, so I first had to wind it into balls. Having done that I realised that I didn’t have much yarn to work with, so I decided to make a shawl. I consulted all my knitting books […]
At my work I’m known as “the egg lady” because I occasionally bring in our excess eggs to sell. The eggs are very popular and fights have been known to occur over the last carton in the fridge. As a result I am often sought out by people who are “thinking about getting chickens”. The […]
I first came across Gaia’s Garden in 2013 and although I had tried to read other permaculture books before that, this was the one that really helped me to understand the concepts, both what to do and why. Toby sadly died recently, so I thought it was a good time to review the book in […]
Occasionally one of our hens goes broody, even though we use breeds that are not supposed to, and for that reason, I don’t trust them to follow through. I would love to let them hatch some chicks, but I don’t want to have to look after those chicks or waste the eggs if the hens […]
Not only does mulch help to suppress weeds in the garden, it also adds organic matter to feed the soil microbes and retain water. I also use mulch on the paths to stop them getting muddy. As more worms have started to make their home in my garden, I find that I regularly have to […]
A friend asked me what was the best way to attract pollinators to her garden. She was thinking about getting a honey bee hive or maybe just attracting native bees. These are your options for improving pollination in your garden.