Posts tagged Good life

Dig For Victory 2015: A Time To Sow

It’s still very much a time to sow on our plot. This year we are following John Seymour’s recommendation, in his seminal Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, to use a seed bed. This is new for us, but will save time and faff. Two of our veg beds are idle for a while longer until cucumbers, […]

Spring Unsprung

I’ll be straight with you: This past Easter season has been too glorious to be spent indoors blogging. In southwest Blighty we have been mightily blessed with hours of sunshine and warmth. So here’s a pictorial tour of God’s beautiful creation as it has been unfolding in our gardens. (Warning: this post contains lots of […]

Dig for Victory 2015 – Sensational Seedlings

  Maybe I’m just weird, but I really love photographing seedlings.  These tiny seeds are amazing powerhouses, containing all the information needed to produce an entire plant, bearing fruit, in a matter of weeks. Take a look at these sweet pea seedlings:     And now, here are the same seedlings, just 5 days later: […]

Dig for Victory 2015 – And Sow It Begins!

I just love a good pun, especially a good, accidental pun.  Which this one is, believe it or not. I have been charged by Mr Baker with the task of attempting to document our annual efforts at semi-self-sufficiency (bit of a mouthful, I know, but ever such a delicious one.)   This then is the first […]

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