Category Archives: Allotment

Letting go, gently

I began writing this post early in the summer, but somehow couldn’t find the ‘umph’ to finish it. Which I’ve realised is symptomatic of how I’ve felt for much of this year, or at least the summer. I’ve failed to … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Allotment, Climate change, Community, Do what you can with what you have, Growing, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death), Seeing differently, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May already!

So. April came and went, as it aways does and always will. I wasn’t wrong to think we had a drought – here in the UK it was one of the driest (and coldest) Aprils on record. The climate crisis … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Allotment, Climate change, Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death), Travels, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Different weeks

I decided this month was going to be a month of catch-ups. With the end of lockdown approaching (we hope…) my time is going to be more in demand and there will be less unallocated time to play with. Back … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Allotment, Community, Do what you can with what you have, Growing, In the time of the virus, Retirement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time and time again

I’ve written before about the importance of time as an essential, often unspoken, ingredient in food. There can be no better examples of this than when we make fermented foods or grow our own food. I spent much of today … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, Do what you can with what you have, Food, Growing, Local food, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lockdown 3 – reboot

Everything I read about how the coronacrisis is going confirms my belief that we’re in this for a lot longer than the PM would like to admit. My feeling is that this lockdown is going to take us through till … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Allotment, Craft, Do what you can with what you have, Food, In the time of the virus, Nature, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized, Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In the time of the virus: lockdown 2 day 15 (Thursday)

As I finish this ready to publish, it’s Sunday (day 18). Catch-up coming soon I hope. As we begin week 3 of this lockdown-lite, a sweet start to the day in more ways than one. Mixing almond biscuits ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized, Walking | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 5

Today I have been: Gardening: I cleared the allotment bed where the climbing beans grew. I picked all the remaining bean pods to collect the beans for drying and cooking (I’ve already dried and packaged some for next years seeds). … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, Food, Growing, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 1

We all knew it would happen, and here it is. I’m thinking I may try to write something every day again. Time will tell (as with most things). Today I have been: Feeling: anxious (about that election), hopeful (about that … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 enough, Allotment, Community, Do what you can with what you have, In the time of the virus, Local, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In the time of the virus: plums are not the only fruit

The world may be going to hell in a handcart, but the local fruit harvest this year looks phenomenal. On my small patch I have a bumper crop of ripe figs – enough for me to be able to pick … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 enough, Allotment, Bath, Community, Do what you can with what you have, Family, Farming, Food, In the time of the virus, Local food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In the time of the virus: filling the bin

On alternate Fridays the local council empties the green bin – that’s the one for garden waste.  They take it away and make compost with it.  I use my green bin for things I can’t make compost with at home … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 enough, Allotment, Community, Do what you can with what you have, In the time of the virus | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments