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So…. things are moving slowly

Both households homes are on the market and we are planning on moving in together into a place which needs some work. It will be a way of getting all our resources in one place so we can bid on property or land that comes up at auction for operation #smallholding #yurtlife. In practical terms... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Roll – an update

A crispy shell and a nice moist middle with good tang. Still missing those large bubbles though šŸ˜¦ Flat bread went very well with chicken tikka sag- but I made way too much food!

Invisabul allotment progress

New rake arrived from Amazon and I went up to the plot before work to move more plant matter from the ground to the compost bin. It is completely imperceptible in my before and after photos! I'm not kidding, those are the progress photos. šŸ˜‚

Term 1 roundup (q4 2019)

My self-set modules were: Produce 5kg of food, Publish fiction, Study soil, Study turbines. I harvested 1.5 kg of Jerusalem artichokes that were in the plot when I took tenancy. 1.5/5, 30%, a fail. I did not publish. I got to like 3k words of Nanowrimo and then got, I dunno, a cold or a... Continue Reading →

A pedestal for my Pride ‘n’ Joy

Last year I bought myself a beautiful anvil from a nice lady who had it collecting rust in her garden. Finally, getting my act together and going through a few plans I have finished the stand for it. I originally made a much taller stand for a smaller railroad track anvil, but for the last... Continue Reading →

Loom knitting: first two attempts

YouTube video from the channel "LoomAHat' helped me cast on and do two rows. Then this happened. She was so proud! I let her keep it, because my yarn tension was so crap on the first try anyway. Started again a few days later, holding the round much much looser and still loosening it as... Continue Reading →

Skivemas allotment visit

I thought I was going to be up at the plot every morning this week but it didn't seem to turn out that way. Sunday morning was a 'look, you can't not go all week' kind of emergency. It was really lovely! No idea if my peas or beans have shown any growth, because I... Continue Reading →

Crochet: modified Secret Paths shawl

And for once, those aren't speckles because my lens is dirty, those are strands of glitter in the yarn. It's reclaimed from the Dwarf's grandmother's knitting projects. My wrist is ker-nackered. No more crocheting big items until I have a hook with a thicker barrel.

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