You can stop the planes, but you can’t stop the spring

April 22, 2010



Let's talk about the meadow, because that is of course what you are reading this for.


Normal service has been resumed

April 22, 2010


Apologies for the lengthy delay, but now that the spring is back, so am I. I’ve been watching the meadow weekly, waiting for the spring, and I can now say that the wait is over. The plot is covered in stuff, in particular a weird and unidentified looking plant has just about taken over, but I have […]

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Meadow flowers

September 21, 2009


I don’t really have an explanation as to why I decided to grow the meadow (I’m sticking with the name meadow even though it is only 15 m2). I suppose there are several reasons: it requires little maintenance we are in a field, it makes sense if it was spring time, I may have done […]

Forking and hoeing

September 20, 2009


First off, I really don’t get enough time to write in here, and if I did, this would be much more interesting because I have many sources for new  and interesting experiences. The boys alone make me think about me and my own life in new ways and that’s fun in itself, but this is […]

the project

September 5, 2009


We have been here nearly three months, and the summer is almost gone, and the days are drawing in.  This morning we had some fine weather and the the four of us were out in the garden. Digging and burning stuff, two of my favourite pastimes. There are a lot of brambles around. These things are annoying, […]

(drive) and (sleep) but not at the same time

September 1, 2009


I wake up at 6:10, in fact I normally beat the clock to it, and wake up at around 6:03, and then wait for 7 minutes for the sickening sound of the alarm. I hit the snooze button, and then at more or less 6:13 precisely, I jump out of bed. More routine, more hum-drum. […]