Making a Hugelkultur Bed

Making a Hugelkultur Bed

Over autumn, I am working on a permaculture project with our kids. It is really important to us, that they feel a part of what we are doing here and the best way to do that is to get them involved. As I have a lot of winter veg seedlings waiting to go in the ground,...
Making Baskets With Grass

Making Baskets With Grass

A couple of weeks ago I was gathering some common rush in our garden, when I noticed some grass that was really fine and yet very tough. I had a feeling that it would make some great coil baskets, so I collected a small amount to try it out and left it to dry. I have...
Trying Out a Sea Urchin Basket

Trying Out a Sea Urchin Basket

Up until now, I have been making baskets purely by trial and error. I think that is a great way to get started – you start to build a connection with what you’re doing and also learn the questions that you need to ask. I also have to consider that we have...
Our First Summer in the Orkney Islands

Our First Summer in the Orkney Islands

Well it is drawing near to the end of our first summer in the Orkney Islands and autumn will soon be upon us once more. We have escaped the sweltering weather that mainland uk experienced for several weeks, but we have had lots of sunny and pleasantly warm days. There...
How to Make a Corn Husk Doll

How to Make a Corn Husk Doll

After having a go at making a corn husk doll myself, I showed Lark (my 10 yr old) what to do, so that she could make one herself. She really enjoyed doing it and it’s a shame that we don’t have more husks, because I think that she would really like to have...