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We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Pears And Crab Apples
2016-10-23 22:46
We got this box of pears and crab apples in a swap recently. It cost us a few jars of preserves. The crab apples will be boiled to make jelly. The pears will be preserved in red wine we made… Read More
Shed Repair
2016-10-23 22:40
The old bike shed we have previously used as a goat shed was in serious need of repair. We are also desperate for the storage space, especially for the animal feed. David did the repair work… Read More
Pigeons
2016-10-23 22:33
Also left for us recently was a bag of pigeons. I have removed the breasts and frozen them. However, they will be used to make pork and pigeon sausages soon. I'll be making a video about thi… Read More
Partridge And Pheasants
2016-10-23 22:25
Friends leave all sorts of things for us outside our allotment gate. Recently I arrived to find these 2 pheasants and a partridge handing from the lock. They have now been stripped, gutted a… Read More
Making Pottage
2016-10-16 12:59
I've been doing some more historical cooking recently. Pottage was a medieval dish, a bit of a cross between a stew and soup. The meat I used in it was game left over from the game pies I ma… Read More
Glendale Show - Video
2016-10-10 11:56
We went to the Glendale Show in August but I've only just got round to editing the video. We are especially interested in Glendale because of the gloat show Read More
6 Jars Of Lemon Marmalade
2016-10-09 23:01
I finished making the lemon marmalade I started on Friday. 6 jars,all made from waste lemon skins. Waste is a resource! Read More
Clearing The Car Park
2016-10-09 22:43
I am a member of a group of volunteers called Planting Up Whickham, set up to take over the maintenance of public flower beds and green areas Gateshead Council has stopped caring for in Whic… Read More
Lemon Marmalade
2016-10-07 22:51
As part of our efforts to free up freezer space, I took out 3 bags of lemon skins (we save them rather than throw them out) and boiled them up today. They are currently straining and will be… Read More
Hedge Trimming
2016-10-07 22:43
Volunteers have been chopping back one of the hedges in the Whinnies Community Garden and they kindly let me have all the trimmings. Excellent goat food. Someone's waste turned into a resour… Read More

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