Tag Archives: Wildlife/Nature

Meet Buddy, My B and B Guest

The relief when the first butterfly was born was tremendous. Don’t get me wrong: there was joy and lots of it, but relief as well… that those previous few weeks I wasn’t growing maggots as a friend had suggested.

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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – Raising Butterflies

Saturday morning. I am emailing a friend, telling her that we already raised two butterflies and there are five caterpillars and eleven chrysalises left. For over ten years I used to babysit her children. But despite caterpillars looking small and … Continue reading

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Meet Bob, My BFM

I am not sure it is being housebound or my brain fog, but when the days all look the same I often cannot remember what day it is or when something happened. And then there are incidents that I cannot … Continue reading

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The Obsessive Dyer

It has been slightly more than two months since natural dyeing in general and solar dyeing in particular piqued my interest, but already I am turning into a maniac.

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The Guilty Dyer

My partner has been complaining about the freezer being filled to the brim with petals of the rhododendron (collected by me after he pruned it), columbines, and from the pansies not only the petals – the stems and leaves as … Continue reading

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iManor – knit your own nest box

Last weekend, a new (my 25th to be precise!) knitting pattern for bird’s nest boxes iManor was published at Knotions.

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The Greasy Spoon

Mice can have five or six litters a year, each with at least four babies, I read online. You might understand that I wanted to get rid of the mice in the attic. Not that it had anything to do … Continue reading

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