Our Dinosaur Day Out

My usual posts about our trips tend to be garden or farm focused, but I’m straying away from that theme just this once to talk about our recent day out for our dinosaur mad preschooler’s birthday treat! Henry turned 4 in August and for months before this he’d been telling anyone who was interested thatContinue reading “Our Dinosaur Day Out”

Half Way Through The Year…

It’s now (more than) 6 months since we started creating our new vegetable plot in the orchard area of our garden in Devon, and I think it’s important to do posts like this every so often to reflect on the work we’ve done and how the garden develops throughout the seasons.

Barleymows Farm Shop: The Maize Maze

When we moved to the West Country in October 2018, one of the first things we did was to check out the local farm shop, Barleymows, and become regulars in the shop and the restaurant! At the time, their annual Maize Maze had just finished for the year, but we soon discovered that this wasContinue reading “Barleymows Farm Shop: The Maize Maze”

A Lavender Garden in Provence, France

We’re taking a step away from our own garden in the West Country to share some images of my Dad’s house and lavender garden, situated in the heart of Provence in France. I LOVE lavender, as readers of this blog will know… it looks beautiful, it smells incredible, it’s great for wildlife, it’s practical andContinue reading “A Lavender Garden in Provence, France”

Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough

When we were on holiday in the South of France recently, the last thing I expected to be doing was googling and pinteresting ideas for indoor activities… but due to a heatwave with unprecedented temperatures of up to 44 degrees, we suddenly found ourselves having to restrict the boys’ outdoor time and come up withContinue reading “Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough”

River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that River Cottage has shaped my adult life: from watching the first episode of the original series I was hooked on Hugh’s story and inspired to grow my own fruit and vegetables, even though I was living in a 4th floor apartment in London at the time! //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.jsContinue reading “River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!”

Grow One Thing

When we speak to people about our gardening adventures with Henry and Sebastian, they often respond that they’d love to do something similar with their children / grandchildren / pupils / mindees, but they don’t have the time or the knowledge to start a vegetable garden. Our answer is always; start small – just growContinue reading “Grow One Thing”

How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden

I read somewhere recently that farmers have to pay to dispose of old tractor tyres, so they’re always happy for someone to take them off their hands, and immediately my gardening brain started whirring! Richard texted the farmer next door to us and asked him if he had any tyres going… well… spare, and heContinue reading “How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden”

Starting our Allotment Style Vegetable Plot

Another year, another vegetable garden! Now we’re living in Devon, we’re getting stuck into creating ourselves a new vegetable garden! We just have a small front garden at the house we’re living in, but we do also have a little orchard area that’s got lots of potential for growing fruit and vegetables! There’s a bareContinue reading “Starting our Allotment Style Vegetable Plot”

Undercover Vegetables

When we began weaning Henry, he ate absolutely everything we put in front of him! Many of the purées we gave him (I wasn’t brave enough to do baby led weaning!) were made with homegrown fruit and vegetables, which progressed to him eating directly from the garden wherever possible! //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Continue reading “Undercover Vegetables”