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Debby Lyons
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Misty mountains after a storm!
I love the view down the valley. It changes all the time and makes us feel like we are in the foothills of bigger mountains. You can see in this picture the last of the storm disappearing southwards and the sun returning to our green valley. The mist in the...
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Misty mountains after a storm!
I love the view down the valley. It changes all the time and makes us feel like we are in the foothills of bigger mountains. You can see in this picture the last of the storm disappearing southwards and the sun returning to our green valley. The mist in the...
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New veg coming every day!
It is that time of year when all the vegetable plants are starting to produce. Yesterday we had our first courgettes fried in butter and garlic...... yum! We made pizza, and also wanted some tomatoes so I went and took a few big green ones and fried them al...
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Marvellous mead....
Last year I made some mead, ready for Christmas, and the other day I found a bottle which I forgot about. The reason we forgot about it was that when I bottled it started to ferment again and when we opened a bottle it went off like champaign so we put a bo...
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Saving onions....
Last year I got some seeds from Nordgen , a seed bank which is situated on the remote Norwegian northern island of Svalbard, which issues seeds and I agree then to propagate the seeds. I got some onion seeds, Hamund  which originated in Sweden in 1976. I gr...
Saving onions....
Saving onions....
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We have been eating lots of salad this year and this one is a huge one! The small match box gives an idea of scale. It is a semi head sort so the middle was nearly like an iceberg lettuce. Not only do we need our greens, so too do the chickens!  They eat a ...
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Red tomatoes..... I beat you again Mum!!
We picked our first tomato this year on the 1st June which was wonderfully early! Sorry Mum, left you at the starting gate this year!!!........ but did I cheat???!!!...... The photo above shows the miniature bush plants on the windowsill in the greenhouse, ...
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Thunder and lightning....... a bit too close!
We get a fair number of thunder storms here in the valley. I am not sure it is to do with the big lake down in Lysvik,  Fryken ,  or the large river,  klarälven ,  a few valleys over to the east, or the massive lake  Vänern  down south of Karlstad, or the m...
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Forcing rhubarb
This spring the rhubarb was old enough to have a go at forcing it, so I placed a barrel over the top of a clump and waited a few weeks. This is the first time that I am doing this and I will be doing it again! After a few weeks we had a look what was undern...
Forcing rhubarb
Forcing rhubarb
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Wow......what a spring!
The weather, for weeks now, has been fabulous..... sun sun sun! Well actually it is raining today, but we needed it. In the last 30 days the highest we have had has been 28 degrees and the coldest has been just below 0. With all this lovely weather every da...
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