Category Archives: About nothing really

Night time visitor

The other night Rhys went out and found a Hedgehog stealing the cats food from their bowl. It was gone before a photo could be taken or I could see it but still exciting news and a further sign that the population is on the up in the area.

I hadn’t seen a live Hedgehog since moving when I was nine until a few months ago, when I saw one in the road whilst out driving. I stopped and made Rhys get out of the car to shoe it out of the road but it had already gone.

As deer to me as cup cakes

deer-247x300 Verona has given me this award, thank you! I often mistake deer for German Shepherds when I see them moving through the woods, there is a lot of deer near to here and there is even some white stags and a white doe now too.

White deer are seem by some as very good and magical and it made people very hopefully when the white stag, and then the white doe, were spotted. Sadly the white stag that lived near us was killed on the road the morning after I first saw him.

I would like to share this award with Jo from LittleFfarm as I have been thinking a lot about her and her yummy ice cream since the Tewksbury Food Festival and A Shade of Lavender as I really enjoy her blog and I know what a boost it is to be given an award.

Disappearing links

All of my links have disappeared, I don’t know what has happened to them. They were there when I looked the other morning and then not that afternoon, I have played round with my wordpress setting but can’t work it out.

They should be there!

An Award!

I have my first award! I had been saving it to post when my blog was a year old, on the 25th of February, but I think the Internet wasn’t working so I couldn’t. Any way here it is:


I’m not really sure what it’s for but it is my first so I am pleased, Thank you goes to Kat for giving it to me (all that time ago now…)

Now I have to pass it on to some other people…

Colour it Green, Daughter of the Soil, LittleFfarm, MyZeroWaste, The Smallest Smallholding, A Slice of Life and Verona Strauss

Wood collecting

I went fire wood collecting today, it was so cold my fingers turned white and I couldn’t feel a thing, until my fingers started to warm up over the Rayburn and then I could feel them. Ouch!

I still enjoyed myself though, scrambling up and down banks trying to find the next bigger and better piece for burning.

The week between Christmas and New Year always feels a little odd and empty to me, almost lonely for some reason. Jobs like fire wood collecting help fill up the time and make it seem less of a waste.

Full moon and rising waters

I don’t think anyone could have missed the news that the moon was visible at it’s biggest for 15 years on Friday night, I really wanted to go and take some photo’s of it as well but it has gone from being very cold and clear to being cold, cloudy and raining from Friday evening. It rained ALL night on Friday, so there was not chance of getting any photos of it.

However I could see the effects that it had had on Saturday morning, there was water every where, even the little stream at the bottom of our road was threatening to bust its banks. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about moon planting recently and one of the explanations I’ve heard as to whyit works is that planting when the moon has pulled the water up from the soil means tat seeds germinate faster, I think there is a lot more to it though.

I’d arranged to go out on Saturday, and so just happened to drive right through the area (I very rearly do this) and it was like it everywhere, even water courses that I would hardly call streams were running fast with white foam appearing anywhere that the water met a stone or a tree that normally stands happily on it’s woodland floor.


Ok, it’s taken me a while to sit down and think about this, and I wasn’t sure which ‘tagged’ I was so I thought I’d do both.

Thanks to Rosie (& Simon) at Eco-Gites for tagging me. 

The rules of this Tag are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six things about me that people might not of known:

1. I have a black cat call Sam, she is a Bonbay Black and when I first got her she had never once been outside even though she was a couple of years old. She now spends most of her time outside, but is still a little bit weird compared to other cats. 2. I come from a big family, I have two younger siters and a younger brother, I also have a older half sister and brother. And two nephews. 3. Out of all the pairs of jeans I own, I think only one pair fit me. 4. I still have all four grandparents. 5. Cheese cake is my favourite cake but I don’t think I’ve ever made one. 6. I’ve recently join Facebook but am already getting feed-up with it.

And six things that make me happy:

1. Home grown/made food. 2. Collecting firewood. 3. Working towards something, and then getting there. 4. Learning new things. 5. Family, although the can also annoy me more than anyone else. 6. Kidding and lambing time.

Now for my taggings:

Paul & Shelley at Holly Cottage Garden

The Green Family at MyZoreWaste (not completely sure if it fits with your blog to join in but doesn’t matter if not)

Lucy at The Smallest Smallholding (I know you’ve just done six things about you but what makes you happy?)

Jo at The Little Ffarm

Farming Friends

Six Home Educate in Kent

Busy Noise

At some point people will know what I think, they will know what is important & why things have to be that way.

At some point people will listen & ask questions, I won’t have to shout & jostle to be hear.

At some point this will happen, until then I shall just have to learn to be happy.

Darkness world

On September 17, 2008 from 21:50 to 22:00 hours.
Proposes to turn off all lights and if possible all electrical appliances, so our planet can ‘breathe’.
if many take part, energy saving can be massive.
Only 10 minutes, and see what happens.
Yes, we are 10 minutes in the dark, we light a candle and simply watch it, breathe with our planet.

Remember that unity is strength and the Internet can be very useful in creating a worldwide impact.

Spread the word, if you have friends who live in other countries send this message to them. Set your mobile phone calender alarms to remind you. xx

And the lines are now open

Ok, this has nothing to do with food or keeping animals or any of the things that I normally write about, but it is about supporting ‘local’ (to me any way) talent and helping others on their way.

As some of you might know my boyfriend (I feel like we have been together much to long to be calling him that, and yet I just don’t feel grown-up enough to be calling him anything else) is a musician and he has just entered his first big competition Orange Unsigned Acts, to be in with a chance of winning, or even just getting short listed, he has to get as many people voting for him as he can

And that is where anyone reading this comes in, I’ve not asking anyone to vote if they do not think he is worthy of it (but that would be fine by me, and him I’m guessing) just to go and have a look and see what you think.

Rhys David – Orange Unsigned