Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lip Balm

Look what I won in a blog give away, some beautiful homemade lip balm. My blogging pal Tanya makes some lovely lip balm, soap and other goodies that she sells in her Etsy shop. Her wonderful blog is always worth a visit. She lives on the beautiful Isle of Man and blogs about her self sufficiency, farmer's markets, allotment, cooking, booze making and so much more. I am really envious as she has also just taken up bee-keeping. I highly recommend that you go take a look: And a great big thank you to Tanya for my lip balm as it is amazing xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Coming to Life

I went up to the allotment today. The sun is shining and there are definite signs of life. I have rhubarb and globe artichokes, planted last year so this will be my first harvest. The fruit garden is positively blooming, along with the odd row of elephant garlic that didn't grow last year but has popped up this year. The herb garden is coming back to life. I left the celery in last year and it has turned into a cut and come again crop! And lastly the strawberry patch which I have great hopes for this year. I have a lot of clean sawdust from a chap who is renovating a wooden boat and I understand this makes a great mulch for strawberries. I haven't shown you all the weeds between the beds, but clearing them properly is the major job this year. Anyone got any old carpet?