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,...
Growing Vegetables in Orkney (July)

Growing Vegetables in Orkney (July)

We started our vegetable growing adventure in Orkney back in March, at the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown. At the time I didn’t really expect to have much success. Having only moved to the island in November 2019, we hadn’t yet had a chance to get a...
Growing Our Own – Update on our Veggies

Growing Our Own – Update on our Veggies

┬áIf you remember, I began our journey to self-sufficiency back in March at the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown (Growing Our Own Food – Making a Start). A lot of growing has happened since then, so I thought that it was time for an update. We are still...
Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

I spent years looking for a simple basic biscuit recipe that would fill hungry tummies when there wasn’t much left in the cupboard. This year, through looking at lots of recipes and a bit of trial and error, I have finally got it mastered. So I am going to share...
Snow in May – The Orkney Cold Snap

Snow in May – The Orkney Cold Snap

Although we have heard about the lambing snow in Orkney, it still came as a bit of a shock – mostly because we were expecting it in April, not in the middle of May when we had all been out in t-shirts the week before! It snowed three days out of seven, but...
Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion Jelly

We love foraging and back in Cornwall we knew all of the best places to go for blackberries, hawthorn, sloes, wild apples, pears and wild garlic. Now that we’re living in Orkney, we’re having to start over, because we don’t really know what is...