14 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – puppy love, unusual blooms, kitty love, John love

1. I’m pawed, I’m licked, I’m nibbled all over. He can’t decide whether to eat his lunch or play with me so runs back and forth between both options until I’m tired. When I get back home, Lily thinks I smell very interesting and I’m grateful for her comparative calmness. Later on, they play together […]

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30 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – finally finished, look closer, soapy spheres

1. The joy of a job finally finished – the last of our veg beds dug over and ready for seedlings. Years of ambivalence left them compacted and weed clogged so it’s been a chore to clear them out but I know that from here on in – next year and the years after that […]

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27 May 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Wild Food Fun: Wild Food Foray with SlowFoodWYorks @ Bolton Abbey

On Sunday, we went on a Wild Food Foray just north of Bolton Abbey, North Yorks, organised by Slow Food West Yorkshire and led by medical herbalist & wild food expert Jesper Launder. It was a glorious day – beautiful countryside and super sunny but with a lovely cooling breeze and a river for Lily […]

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29 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – ongoing, accurate, I have a thing for divisors

1. Everyday something changes so every day the walk is different. Today, we taste wood-sorrel and investigate mole hills. 2. Finding this quote in the comments of a fluff article about women with depression: “the sadness that runs under the skin of things, like blood, beginning as a trickle and ending up as a haemorrhage, […]

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29 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Wild Food Fun: Wood-Sorrel aka Oxalis

I spotted a little patch of wood-sorrel in the woods while out walking the dog the other day – at first I thought it was clover but then I noticed the flowers were very different and a quick swizz in my wild flowers book positively identified it was wood-sorrel. People have apparently eaten wood-sorrel for […]

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08 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Wild Food Fun: Cleavers/grassgoose/stickybud leaves

I tried some cleavers today – ie, grassgoose, Galium aparine, or more commonly around here, the stickybud plant. Since the plants are young and sprightly at the moment, I tried the leaves, which don’t exact garner winning reviews from my wild food books – one calls them “too bitter” to bother with, another says they […]

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