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Feasting at Thorrablót

While in Iceland I had many research-related adventures. I consulted a soothsayer, learned about the Hidden Folk, and interviewed with a chef while he butchered a seal (accidental by-catch given to him by some fishermen, so he filleted it for steak, boiled the bones for soup and sent the pelt to a tannery so none of the animal was wasted). 438 more words

It's a bit chilly

This has been the coldest winter that I can remember.  I am trying really hard not to complain, because it could be worse.  It could be raining and miserable.   131 more words

Sarah The Gardener

I thought it was going to snow.

Oh my gosh it was so cold!  The temperature plummeted this afternoon to 8.5°C.  While that may not be cold by most folks standards, it is for us!  660 more words

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Asparagus tips and raspberry posts

Time is against me.  I have to pack all of July’s gardening chores into two weeks.  And there is a surprising amount to do when you aren’t ambling your way through the month, dodging raindrops.   178 more words

Sarah The Gardener

Planting out the Gunny Sack Garden

After what seemed like forever, the NZ Spinach was finally big enough to go out into the big wide world.   Just drop a few degrees – well halve the temperate and reduce the intensity of the sun and shorten the days and for some reason plants grow slower.  639 more words

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Life arises from the ashes of tragedy

Back in the day, in the times of the ‘Grand Tour’ – think late 1800’s when women wore heavy crinoline skirts everywhere, our little corner of the world was well and truly on the Victorian bucket list.  791 more words

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