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Wales, United Kingdom
In autumn 2010, my husband Ian and I both quit our jobs, sold our house and left the flatlands of the east for the mountains of Wales. Our goal is to create a more self-sufficient lifestyle in a place we actually like living. Whilst Ian will continue to earn some money as a freelancer, my part of the project is to reduce how much we spend by growing and making as much of what we need as possible. The purpose of this blog is to keep friends updated with how the grand project is progressing, but all are welcome here. If you're not a friend already, well perhaps you might become one.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

After the rain

The spell of hot weather has broken and before we were plunged back into the depths of winter, whilst I was still feeling glad of a drop of rain again, I took this photo.

Bejewelled cabbage

Last year's red cabbage is now bolting* and putting up flower stalks. The flower buds of this one caught a raindrop that glistened like a jewel in the morning light.

Of course, yesterday's snow and gales knocked that plant flat.


* That is, the cabbages that didn't form heads are bolting, plus one that did, was cut and put out several new shoots around the cut stalk. This is the one I want to collect seeds from - what a cabbage!

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