While the other side of the World burns, here in the UK we have had constant rain and flooding for well over three months now.
fires are an immediate threat to life, while the crops lost to flooding speak of the future food shortages we can expect as the extreme weather events of climate change accelerate.
Away from human hubris, at least the
mushrooms have been enjoying it, with boom in rare mushrooms are appearing across the country. Continue reading
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Has The Secret Acre gone to rack and ruin since our last blog 5 months ago?
In short, no.
What has gone to ruin, we’ve realised, was our resolve to only work part-time since moving to the smallholding. Both our hours have slowly crept up again over the last two years, almost without noticing.
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