Author Archives: ourlifehandmade

sunsets

we’ve been blessed with the most amazing weather lately, very cold nights but bright and sunny days and therefore spectacular sunsets, although we are a bit tucked in to the mountains here at home, a short drive up and we … Continue reading

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happy new year

we’ve been busy, celebrating birthdays cooking a lot of stuff eating most of it enjoying our new home celebrating christmas with friends eating more stuff i feel a diet coming on

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the kitchen

the kitchen is the hub of our home, it always has been, and no doubt always will be. I’m sure it’s that way with a lot of people. As such, it’s construction deserved due consideration, thought and work. Back in … Continue reading

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blackberries

today’s foraging haul 5lbs blackberries stored in the freezer for deliciousness in the winter

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summer

not that i want to wish my life away, but it looks like summer is nearly over……thank god…… looking back over my photos, i don’t seem to have done very much, other than a very stressful trip back to the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Forestry, free food, Garden, just stuff, pets, The simple life, village life, Visits | 5 Comments

an odorous task

I’ve harvested the garlic and onions, firstly I want to say how bitterly disappointing both these crops are, when I lived in England I had an allotment which was heavy clay, with easy access to all kinds of manure, everything … Continue reading

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from plant to plate

this year we have had our first blueberries, which is very exciting, they are very happy down in the fruit meadow, so we may get rid of some of the less productive fruit (blackcurrants) and replace with blueberries, today we … Continue reading

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