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.

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”

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”

New Adventures in the West Country!

We’ve been absent from the blog for a while, as raising two small boys can be quite time consuming! In 2018 we had the opportunity to live as a family in the South of France, which we relished and inspired us to continue leading a different lifestyle, so when our adventure in France was over,Continue reading “New Adventures in the West Country!”

Another New Addition to the Garden!

We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog for a few months, firstly because it’s winter and there’s not much to report from the garden, but secondly because we’ve been rather busy bringing our latest addition into the world! Introducing Sebastian John Lee, born on the 31st January 2017! Henry is already proving to beContinue reading “Another New Addition to the Garden!”

Yorkshire Lavender

I’ve been writing a series of posts about kitchen gardens that are open to the public, and whilst this venue doesn’t exactly fall into this category, I think it can be classed as culinary so I’m going to include it here! Yorkshire Lavender is a family run business set in beautiful countryside on the outskirtsContinue reading “Yorkshire Lavender”

Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers

Over the last year we’ve come to realise that gardening with a baby in tow can be quite a challenge, especially if you’ve got a little firecracker like our boy Henry, who doesn’t want to sit still for a minute, but has to be supervised at all times as he’s only just 1! However we’veContinue reading “Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers”

Henry’s First Harvest!

We’ve involved our 1 year old, Henry, in the garden as much as possible from a very early age, and now that he’s standing we can do much more with him around the raised beds than ever before! We always grow our potatoes in buckets, and when it came to harvesting our first main crops,Continue reading “Henry’s First Harvest!”

Open Farm Sunday at Washingpool Farm

We recently had a holiday in Dorset, staying in a cottage at Washingpool Farm, and by a stroke of good fortune, the first day of our visit coincided with Open Farm Sunday! This meant we could explore the whole farm that was literally on our doorstep; fantastic for Henry as he loves seeing animals, especiallyContinue reading “Open Farm Sunday at Washingpool Farm”

Forde Abbey Kitchen Gardens

I’m a sucker for visiting a stately home if they’ve got a working kitchen garden within the grounds! I loved West Dean Walled Kitchen Garden and Clumber Park is quite close to home (although I don’t visit it as often as I’d like to) so during our recent holiday in Dorset, Forde Abbey was definitelyContinue reading “Forde Abbey Kitchen Gardens”