Monday, 25 April 2011

Little House on the Rockery

The Man of the House finally finished off the Pixies’ Little House on the Rockery. They adore it. A gifted house from a friend, with a path built by Daddy from reclaimed bricks after our new build was completed. Chainsaw-carved owl and hedgehogs courtesy of our best friend over at Acorn Woodcraft. Perfect!

The weather has been so fantastic I’ve literally had to drag them in at night time and bath them both. Then clean out the bath afterwards as it has been so disgustingly dirty after my little soil queens have been in it.

The veggie patch is coming along but I’ve realised that to actually GROW things, I have to PLANT things.

You can see the onions coming up nicely at the far end and the potatoes are planted at the nearest end. We have a dozen planters and tubs as well as the herb garden conveniently housed on top of the chicken pen.

Plant plant, grow grow!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Likey likey

My cutesy new Cath Kidston mugs. Likey muchly I do. Well, I can't be drinking such healthful herbs out of something a bit pants can I?

My friends own a lovely shop where they stock all Cath Kidston goodies along with some other super-cool stuff. And of course being such lovely lovely friends, I get mates rates. All the more reason to buy more :)

Cup of cha anyone?? Cakey fresh out of th'oven??

Friday, 15 April 2011

The Green Man

I’m not really an artist, but I did enjoy drawing The Green Man for the children's room, to represent new spring life. I started it about 6 months ago, using an existing picture for inspiration, and have finally finished and framed it! Next on the list is a summer fairy ;)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Hurrah for compost!

Hurrah for compost!

It’s taken three years for the stuff to bloody break-down, so I am rather pleased to be using it at last. The only thing that didn’t break down so well was the egg shells? Not sure why.

Here is my little veggie-patch-to-be. Giving it a rake through before we finally plant.

And here are me and my pixies on our wild garlic forage. Lots of gorgeous dishes have resulted. Yum.