Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Yesterday evening Lucy and I had a campfire and cleared away some of the enormous weeds that have taken over the garden a la triffids! It was a gorgeous evening and she worked away so hard. We are planning to do some more tonight and I think we shall have some marshmallows at the ready for toasting as a special treat - yum.
I have been thinking of adding a page to my website where I could put down some of the ways we do things here at Poltisko Farm (the farm that isn't if you know what I mean); I mean the sort of things that we have always done as a family and which are an integral part of our everyday life. Finally, I have got this underway thanks to the many, many requests I have had for our elderflower cordial recipe. For those of you who are interested in having a go at this delicious drink just click on the website link on the right of this page and look for the 'what we are doing' bit on the menu bar.
I am quite excited about this page as I can share some of the projects we have such fun with - the making of sloe gin and elderberry rob, the winemaking, the many, many recipes Dave and I have developed over all these years. I can explain how to make a pizza oven or how we grow our herbs for cutting and drying. I might even include some sewing projects for those who fancy taking me on at my own game! Then again, there may be a bit on how to keep hens for those who are thinking that way...who knows, but what I do know is that I shall have fun and it will be a journey through the seasons as most of what we do is governed by the ever changing landscape and what it has to offer.
I hope you will pop over to have a look and let me know what you think - please also allow for the fact that I need to work on it a little more. More things will be added regularly. For those of you who do not wish to visit my website I can only apologise as I simply cannot take the time to put them in two places and had to make a business decision (for once!).
In the meantime, above is the gate Dave made for our allotment - how cute is that?
And here is our little ramshackle shed which we moved to the allotment and which has left a huge hole in the garden that will become a den for the children in the summer holidays.
Enjoy your day xx