Category Archives : Growing


Oct 2018 in photos

  Wood sheds continue to be a big feature for this blog. October saw the consolidation of the two elm sheds into one (oh, the elm is such a lovely wood to burn – it’ll be a shame to see the end of it!) The initial consolidation and moving of the tin was done single-personed and later […]


August 2018 in photos

…and the sun just kept on shining! We started to get a bit of rain to keep us going, but generally the incredible summer of 2018 continued. However…I rather failed on the taking photos front! We had a Swedish WWOOFer with us at the beginning of the month, Carin, who got lots done while she was […]


June 2018 in photos

I was away a lot in June again (bit of a theme for this summer) – and it seems the only thing that moved me to get outside taking photos were the flowers of the rhodies. So, well, here are some rhodies in flower! (Oh, and the pinky hawthorn…)


May 2018 in photos

So, April, May & June 2018 were all posted on the same day, July 19th, a drizzly day in July which was celebrated as my first proper rainy day anywhere in WEEKS. And it also happened to be the day after I planted out some leek seedlings meaning I’m even more delighted at the rain. Anyways, it’s […]


March 2018 in photos

March didn’t quite know what it was doing with itself. It was beginning to warm up but we had a colder start than previous years and so it took the daffodils considerably longer to emerge. I also spent a fair chunk of time away in Morecambe (and further afield) but there’s still progress to report…   […]


January 2018 in photos

January is a significant month. It’s two years since Chris and I first saw the house (and land!) It’s also two years since one of my aunts died very unexpectedly. January 2016 was a full-on month. And January 2018 was when I really started feeling like we were contributing – positively – to this place we call home. I’m getting a […]


Pragmatic vegan gardening

Before I moved to Katrine Bank (and before I even met my current partner) I was beginning to explore different approaches to growing and came across the vegan organic approach. Ticked all my boxes and seemed like a sensible approach for me as a committed vegan. However, as the partner of a meat eater who really […]