Category Archives: garden


Time just marches right on, doesn’t it? These days, I feel like I’m clinging on for dear life, finding calm by knitting whenever I can snatch a moment. Winter is here, my first semester back at university is winding up, the … Continue reading

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A bit of everything

The last week has had a bit of everything, but not too much Kid’s Clothes Week sewing. You know how it is. I get distracted. I’ve been absorbed in chicken first aid. Our crazy Lucy/Lucas, who I’ve started calling Frizzle, has come … Continue reading

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Chickens, chickens, chickens.

I’ve been on a big chicken-mamma adventure this last month or so, courtesy of two incredibly broody hens. Oh my gosh. Eileen was the first to drink the broody kool-aid, and Alice joined in as soon as she could. The quickest solution … Continue reading

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Just when you think things are ordinary…

…sometimes they just get worse! I posted on Monday about my ear infection and the rubbish time we’ve been having. Then, on Monday night Elena, Alex and I all started vomiting. Food poisoning. For once, I was glad Hugo had … Continue reading

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The week that went missing

Well, we all got sick. Come Monday morning, it became clear that I also had Hugo’s virus. Elena came home early from child care with a fever – and Alex wasn’t feeling so great either. We ended up incapacitated for most … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

We’ve had a busy week with my parents in town. We’ve been potting up cuttings and seedlings, getting log-splitting lessons, constructing a feeder for the chickens, weather-proofing the run a little more, watching the chickens and waiting for the seasons … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

Here are some pictures for Thursday. I’ve decided to make mid-week pictures a regular feature on ruth plus two. For us, the working week is all about survival, not so much about making. I don’t have many projects to share … Continue reading

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