Monthly Archives: January 2014

Such a Strange Country

Such a strange country I live in – the rest of the nation is covered in snow and ice, while today I came across a cherry tree already in blossom. I tried to take a photo to show you, but … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Watch

I’m always looking for news on organic gardening and how to create gardens that support garden creatures. The Xerxes Society is looking for the public’s help in recording any sightings of bumble bees in North America. Their website has all … Continue reading

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More Calendula

Here are the calendula blossoms after they’ve been infused in olive oil for 6 weeks. I’ve strained them into another jar for storage until I’m ready to create some healing skin balms. I’m not sure you can tell in this … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a fan of the slug. No one is more surprised than me. Seems I am not alone – at least by their cousins, the snails. This BBC Radio 4 program features amateur scientist, Ruth … Continue reading

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