The papery bark of Betula Utilis Jacqmontii is so beaUtiful, I almost feel that it should be written on. This glory grows metres away from where I tap my wordy keyboard. It and a few matching companions are silvery birches that I have contributed to the "God's Acre" that we live on in the UK. … Continue reading Papery Bark
Prompted this week by WordPress to write about "Orange", I thought that I would skip that prompter to write and moved on ... only to then receive a lovely note from an avid new Reader of the blog, saying how much she had learnt from and enjoyed reading the post "Carrots At The Tail … Continue reading Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat
Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living
There is something very satisfying, even decadent, about being able to settle down to a solo lunch of home grown artichoke. What a luxury! Somehow, with this being the last artichoke of the season in our garden, there was a special tang of just (yet mingled with guilt for not sharing) reward about the … Continue reading Autumn’s Artichoke
The blackberries are just beginning to ripen in our organic garden and, plucked off the 'vine' to snack on, make truly delicious little powerhouses of goodness, superfoods par excellence. As today is the first day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, it seemed like a fitting time to post something about blackberries, so here is my little recipe for … Continue reading Blackberry Herbal Tea
In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself "What would Jesus do?" Over twenty years ago, I sat on a panel in London, speaking to an audience of other Christians who attended the Church I loved to be part of too, and I told … Continue reading What would Jesus do?
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The following is a new post that has been published on Towards Greener Borders' page today at http://www.facebook.com/towardsgreenerborders. It gives a little background about my philosophy when dealing with our health, environments and wellbeing, and shows what we are doing on our tiny property in the Berwickshire hills and how tenderly it is being managed, while we … Continue reading Did you know that Towards Greener Borders HQ is a ‘real’ place?
A healthy, juicy, over-Wintered organic carrot. There is something rather wonderful about going outside to attend to something, rugged up warmly against the cold, taking a detour into a protected area of the garden to see how it has fared in the icy cold weather, and discovering signs of life in a large pot of … Continue reading Carrots at the tail end of Winter