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. 😂

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 →

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 →

First square metre of allotment

I knotted loops in four metres of yarn so I could mark out a square metre with the sticks that I knew were already up at the plot. I picked a patch of couch grass next to the Jerusalem artichokes, against the west boundary and started raking... then forked it over... then more raking, then... Continue Reading →

Turbines on the bean canes

Absolute beginner-level front-page-of-google answers to the questions I asked myself, as an absolute beginner, when I first started thinking about using wind to power some aspects of yurt life: Can people just buy turbines ready to power consumer goods? Well, the first page of Google for 'home wind turbine UK' was all advertising and domains... Continue Reading →

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