Category Archives: Half farmer, half X

Wood piles and rhubarb

I’ve just spent a wonderful few hours in the garden today and yesterday, the sun has shone, it’s been lovely and warm and we’ve started to feel our way into a new year in the garden.   A large amount … Continue reading

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Permaculture course – first weekend

There is such a huge difference between “knowing about” something and “knowing” something. Over the last 30+ years I have read so much about the environment, education, economics (not too much of this!), wildlife, nature, gardening and a bit of … Continue reading

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Permaculture Course

As part of my attempt to gather yet more TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) I start a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) tomorrow as part of my CPD (Continuing Professional Development, or as I like to think of it, Continuing Personal Development). … Continue reading

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Season of of mists and mellow fruitfulness

This is “the season of of mists and mellow fruitfulness” even in the city. This week a friend invited me to go foraging for pears in Harehills, Leeds. A near neighbour of his has an overgrown pear tree laden with … Continue reading

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Harvest time

Monty Don (Gardeners’ World) suggested that it was time to harvest our pumpkins. They are not huge but should feed us for a few meals (the photo shows just a few of them). Our journey into “half farmer, half-X” is … Continue reading

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Half-farmer, half-x 半农半X

For those who are interested I thought I might expand a little on this concept. I first came across it in the Resurgence magazine in a Letter from Japan. The author was reporting on a change in attitude by a … Continue reading

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