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Solar eclipse

What could surpass the excitement of getting a bokashi bin?

It was beautifully sunny when I woke up but the clouds decided to come out just in time for the moon to pass over the sun from about 9:30-10:30 this morning. 123 more words


No-Cooking, No-Canning Black Currant Jam

In my intermittent effort to make space in my freezers, I was delighted to come upon a bag of black currants yesterday. Just the day before, while pruning my currant bushes, I’d been dazed by the musky fragrance of the wood—the same intoxicating fragrance that wafts from the fruit and leaves of the black currant.* (And perhaps most of all from the buds, for it’s the buds that the French collect for perfume.) And I’d suddenly realized that I’d neglected to make raw black currant jam last summer. 247 more words


Food from the forest

Cold but beautifully sunny, yesterday was volunteer workday at Old Sleningford Farm in North Yorkshire. We love these days for so many reasons. For me, it is the opportunity to be amongst like-minded people and learn useful facts and techniques about growing (in a permaculture context). 164 more words



The soft fruit on the allotment is well organised and ready for the spring.

Raspberries have been planted on a separate plot, in double rows and the paths between the rows lined with a membrane to (try) to stop the weeds from invading. 267 more words


12/7: Black Currant Raw Spread

Our fruit stand had Gaia apples for only 89 cents per pound, organic. That means peel and all can be used, which saves on vitamins and time. 106 more words

Touch of Saltspring Craft Fair This Weekend

Your Favourite Farm Girl will be at the Touch of Saltspring Craft Fair this weekend at the Panorama Recreation Centre. Free parking and the admission price is good for all three days! 20 more words