Last Sunday, we had a homestead day. We started by clearing the kitchen garden, ready for the winter.
We have been unbelievably successful in this area. A couple of years ago, the children helped me move numerous wheelbarrows of manure, until the whole plot was covered in about a foot of the brown stuff or more. Continue reading
We make a summer bucket list each year. Not everything is ticked off before we find ourselves clambering around for sports bags and school shoes which I swore I had stowed in a sensible place this time. Some items on the list are old favourites. Flying kites and crazy golf are always there. Without fail.
This year, I think we have found another favourite. Messing around on the river.
In all fairness, we did hire a rowing boat last year, up in the Lake District, so maybe the tradition started last year.
This year, we hired a boat to go along the Kennet and Avon canal. Continue reading
Have you ever looked back at your photos from the summer and spotted one that could be captioned as “That moment”?
It may not be the best photo. Nor the sharpest (yes, my telephoto lens was not with me that day), but it captures a potential turning point. One that in years to come, you may look at and see it as where it all started.
In my case, Continue reading