Making Room For Mushrooms!

Ever since Chris and I did an intensive three-day mushroom cultivation course at Feed Bristol we've been determined to grow some mushrooms of our own. Particularly winecaps, which grow well on most substrates (the substrate is the substance you grow mushrooms on, so coffee grounds, an old log, a pile of goat poo etc) and... Continue Reading →

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The Critical Path

There is a track up to the land we're buying (any week now, solicitors and estate agents have shut down for Christmas but we hope to have a confirmation by mid-January, fingers crossed). It's sloped but not steep, and it's very wet. You might be able to get a 4x4 up it, but Bessie and... Continue Reading →

The End of Season Round-Up

It's been a while since I blogged here, sorry. We have now had the allotment for 11 months, and as the year has just turned to autumn, with the pears over and the apples ripening, I thought I'd let you know how it was going. There have been a few non-starters (leeks, sprouts), but there... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Food – Nasturtium Jelly

Nasturtiums are one of my favourite flowers to grow. They're easy, don't need much fussing over, they're very attractive, make good companion plants and you can eat almost every part of them - what's not to like? Nasturtium leaves can be used in salads or just eaten while mooching around the allotment - they have... Continue Reading →

Plastic Free July

This month a campaign is running to raise awareness of plastic pollution and in particular the scourge that is single-use plastic. We must all be aware of the problem by now, so instead of making you miserable by reminding you about the giant floating islands of plastic in the Pacific or the huge number of... Continue Reading →

Meet Abby

Young-ish lady, late 30's, not stylish and slightly down at heel, WLTM madly ambitious green living-types for travel and adventures....   This is Abby. She will be our tea base and home-away-from-home for the indefinite future. She is very...cosy 😉 Pictures from the inside as and when. Thanks to Deirdre and Paul for naming her... Continue Reading →

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