Day by Day, Foraged food, Home ed ponderings, self sufficiency

Summer Sundae – 3 August 2022

I seem to have missed a couple of Sundays. We were away last week end and had lovely guests to stay plus a youth camp the week before. It’s also a busy time for any gardener; watering, successional sowing, harvesting and preserving.

The book launch activities continue, including some podcast opportunities. A couple of weeks ago I was a guest on The Self Sufficient Hub podcast. Carl, the host is a great interviewer and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him about how we weave our endeavours towards self sufficiency into our home education rhythms and routines. If you’d like to listen in, you can find it here. You can find out more about the book and it’s authors here .

Below are a few photos…the highlights of course, not the weeds or brambles or pecked hens (a problem at the moment). Becoming more self reliant is a mindset as much as anything else, I find, and though I’ve spent many years feeding the local slug and rabbit population more than my family, it’s very satisfying when a project comes together, I master a new skill, and we can eat the fruits of our labour.

I’ve picked the first of these rosy apples this week.
My polytunnel a couple of months ago.
A home grown meal…salad, tomatoes and potatoes from the garden, home raised and cured ham, home made corgette chutney, sourdough and kefir cheese. The sourdough and kefir are fairly recently acquired skills.
Our beautiful Penny Hen, Sparkly Eyes’ faithful lockdown companion. She was getting to be an old lady and died peacefully while lying in the sun today. Lots of tears for Sparkly Eyes but many good memories too.
This year’s pigs.
Home made sausages from last year’s pigs.

Have a good week and I hope you’re able to enjoy this beautiful weather!

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