At this time of year, it’s good to take time out from the frantic Christmas rush and clear your head. My favourites are to get out into the fresh air and to do something creative, so what better than taking a pair of secateurs and snipping some greenery to make a Christmas wreath. While I … Continue reading A Country Style Christmas Wreath
It does seem premature to mention Christmas at the beginning of November but Christmas celebrations seem to get earlier every year.
Collect, inspire and create in October or should I change the title? We’ve been collecting autumnal things to decorate The Barley Barn and Ruth has been running autumn themed printmaking workshops for which her students bring in things that remind them of autumn to inspire their printmaking. One person got out her great granny’s … Continue reading Collect, Inspire, Create
The rosehips in the hedgerows and garden are ready to pick. There are deep red round rosehips on the Rosa Rugosa and large round, orange rosehips on The Generous Gardener bush in the garden. Brightly coloured oval rosehips grow in various hedges around the farm. It seems a shame not to use them somehow. Here’s … Continue reading Hip, Hip, Hoorah
At this time of year, there are blackberries to be found all over the place, from the slightly run down corner of the car park in town, in the country park or in the hedgerows around the farm. Food for free. Who can resist?
It’s late summer and every day is a little shorter than the previous one; a change that was almost imperceptible a month ago, is now noticeable. There seems a need to enjoy these summer days before they slip away. To notice the colours and the smells. To gather up all the fruit to preserve in … Continue reading Enjoying the Days of Late Summer