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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.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

March weather

I had wanted to get my potatoes in the ground yesterday. Perhaps it's just as well I didn't manage it.

This fell very loudly last night, so I guess it's actually hail, not snow.

It was bindweed roots that slowed me down yesterday, so I didn't finish digging, and move onto planting spuds. It's not often I'm glad of bindweed!


  1. Oh nooooo.... Well, I guess hail in March is less damaging than hail in July, but still... I am oddly comforted though, to know that even people who live in places where water actually falls from the sky have to deal with bindweed.

    1. Bindweed, couch grass, ground elder, brambles...


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