MUSHROOMS

Just…. mushrooms. So many mushrooms. September has been Mushroom Month. It’s like we actually live in fairyland. So, a post dedicated to all the mushrooms I’ve spotted on our smallholding this month.

Happy place

Quite often we catch ourselves and have to wonder if we do actually live in fairyland here.

Thurs 30th August 2018

Today’s accidental gathering! Went out to look at the veg garden and ended up thinning the carrots and pulling a few stalks of wild onion (possibly allium canadense). Went out later on to smell the rain and regarded the tiny-plum tree and finally identified it as Purple Leaf Plum Tree which happens to have edible…

Weds 29 Aug 2018

Weekly Wednesday Snapshot Some before/after pictures, updates, snapshots. Cleared a LOT away in the “swamp” this week: willowherb, brambles, nightshade, bindweed and nettles. Discovered the willowherb pulls up quite easily by hand, which means no stubble left behind (which there is if I use a scythe). Was only aiming to get through to the apple…

Weekly Wednesday Update

I thought if I don’t manage to get daily journal entries done, I can at least get a snapshot of each week written up! Steve bought me some work dungarees this week so I have wasted no time in trying them out. We’ve enjoyed the colours in the big flowerbed over the spring and summer,…

Mon 23rd July 2018

I’m slowly getting some of my Self back online after a wonderful (but exhausting) visit from most of my side of the family, and I have about twenty (or something, it feels like that anyway) started / half written / written but with no photos blog posts in my notes, but have had no writing…

Tues 3rd July 2018

Still waiting for rain. Today’s achievements: Made coffee. Always an achievement. Picked a handful of perfectly ripe strawberries, had a couple, gave the rest to Charley – they were absolutely delicious. I know how much he loves them. Got the hosepipe out and connected and watered the compost and vegetable beds. Erika helped, she even…

Mon 2nd July 2018

TW – cat baby loss. I’ve put the whole weekend into one post this time as it’s as wrapped up together. One of our cats had four kittens but only one survived, and the weekend has pretty much revolved around her. Still. Expecto Patronum and all that.

Weds 27th June 2018

…….aaaand there’s the comedown. It’s been like wading through treacle today, the desire to Do Something has been there but finding that oh-so-specific Something was hard! The bread needed working and putting into its tin, Erika was begging for a banana, Ben was already asking when could they play Catan again, Charley was exhausted and…

Tues 26th June 2018

This time last week I was in panic mode thinking I was still on the verge of another breakdown/burnout and really did not need that with family about to visit, but with the most awesome and appropriate care from Steve I’ve not only made it through the week but I’m also no longer feeling like…