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
It’s not just tyres we’ve been recycling recently to create new garden borders at The Secret Acre.
Well, the rear silencer to be precise. A turn of events that leaves a sizable hole in your bank balance, with no discernible silver lining, beyond no longer sounding like Jenson Button is driving down the road.
But on this occasion, Emma had other ideas.
So we returned from our local tyre and exhaust place, not just quietly (thanks to the new rear silencer), but also with a car full of free olds tyres. Continue reading
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
One of the great joys and surprises of The Secret Acre’s eco-makeover has been our bespoke recycled kitchen.
From the outset, Emma has been dead set against buying commercial kitchen units. You regularly hear of people spending tens of thousands of pounds on commercial kitchens which all tend to look frankly so cheap and nasty you wonder why they bother. The answer is of course because we are told having a bespoke kitchen made for you is astronomical. Continue reading