April was unusually warm and dry, ensuring Spring arrived with a vengeance, underlining the timeless wonder of it all.
At The Secret Acre it proved a busy month
recycling, creating new borders, as well as cutting the grass, planting the potatoes, planting extra successional broad beans and onions, and bottling the last of the cider. Continue reading
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Tagged April, borders, broad beans, cider, Garden, onions, Paul Rainger, pesto, potato, recycling, seeds, Smallholding, The Secret Acre, The Young Ones, timeless, wild garlic, wonder |
Sang no European rock band ever. But if they had, it would have made a fitting title for this, our final word on rural broadband, you’ll no doubt be relieved to hear.
And that’s because we have, to give credit where credit is due, actually reached a satisfactory conclusion.
Today is officially the first day of spring, if you’re a northern hemisphere type of person that is.
Of course the
early signs of spring have been popping up everywhere already, but today the sun has done its stuff, at 10.28am to be precise if you were in the UK. Continue reading
We’re guest tweeters of the week all this week on Twitter @SmallholdersUK
Followers of this Blog get their updates in one of three ways. Either you’ve signed up on the website for direct email alerts, or you see posting on Facebook or Twitter.
Welcome to Fastershire said the postcard through the door recently, announcing that our local phone cabinet has finally been wired up for the prospect of faster rural broadband!
See what they did there? Nice.
Here’s something inspirational for the New Year, to balance my depressing New Year thought about the IT Industry’s contribution to Child Slavery. Forget your black landfill wheelie bin, this is the landfill jam jar!
Thanks to fellow Good Life bloggers at
Home Grown Heaven, I was recently introduced to another inspirational Irish blog, Simple No Waste Life. They spent 2016 going hard core on Zero Waste. Continue reading
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Tagged Home Grown Heaven, inspiration, jam jar, landfill, Paul Rainger, recycling, rubbish, Simple No Waste Life, Smallholding, The Secret Acre, waste, zero waste |
A cheery thought for New Year! But the fact is many of the devices we use to access the internet, and read this blog, contain materials that are mined on some of the planet’s worst conflict zones. Continue reading