Posts tagged Self-sufficiency

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, […]

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 – Homemade Chicken Feed

  We have kept chickens for a couple of years. It’s been an interesting and steep learning curve.  Mr Baker hadn’t had much to do with animals before, but in addition to building the run and the house, he is now a dab-hand at catching the blighters.  (Actually, truth be told, he is crazy about […]

Dig for Victory 2015 – Garlic and Shallots

The crocuses and irises at the top of our front lawn have emerged to signal the arrival of spring, aren’t they spectacular? This week we have all been helping to get things underway down on the farm – from the largest to the smallest.  Well, not so much the very smallest, unless you count eating […]

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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