Tis the season, the time for brooding ducks. Now to most, brooding ducks means ducks sitting on nests, all quiet, peaceful and spring tranquil. Well, I am here to tell you… ‘Ha!’ I’ve mentioned before (in duck difficulties), in January here ducks start to pair up. It’s a hit or
Living in a restoration home has its drawbacks, but also some surprising bonuses. Its definitely a world of pluses and minuses, with an ever moving end in sight. But then life is like that anyway. So maybe deadlines, although helpful, ought not to be the ultimate goal. Rather I have
What would be a restoration mini medieval manor without restoration heating? That means, really, well, there isn’t any. The house has 4 rooms, and 3 of them were heated by wood stoves. The flew openings (covered up) are still there. The wood burners long since gone. Wood stoves I love
When the going gets tough, the tough go gardening. And this should definitely include Hügelkultur. But let me digress a little. Raised beds are always on my veg garden agenda. Part save the knees and back, part stop the animals ‘playing’ amongst the veg (more the latter really, but I
So I am thinking about what to do with celery seeds. It will make sense why in a long minute. As you enter my duck enclosure on the immediate left, in the corner, after the honeysuckle, is the lettuce patch. Except the lettuce was eaten by the ducks. (Intentionally.) It
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