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…pickling, preserving, painting and a whole lot of fun with sheep…

…Autumn has quickly taken hold… …and I have been busy picking blackcurrants for fruit cheese, foraging mountains of blackberries for jam, breaking my back with pounds of damsons for gin, and hoarding buckets of apples to mulch and crush for our latest … Continue reading

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…wild guinea fowl, fowlish hard work, magic mushrooms, and not much else…

…a balmy spring walk with my boy, my brother and his girl, led us not only to a carpet of snowdrops interspersed with rather magical and terrifying fungi… …but also to a rasp of wild guinea fowl.  At first I … Continue reading

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