Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Table of Hope

   As THE TABLE OF HOPE bears the first glimpses of unfurling life  its sweet gestating whispers promise fruits from THE BASKET OF JOY And all that remains now is nature’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE And not only our own hard work … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Gardening, Growing, Homegrown Produce, Life, Philosophy, Vegetables

Happy First Birthday

Happy First Birthday Senhor Kevin Fluffly-Twinkles! The sole survivor of a clutch of nine eggs between two broody hens. An only child raised by Mum, Auntie Penny… … And God Chicken. Quickly out-grew Knitted Friend… And grew and grew and … Continue reading

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My First Gate

Building My First Gate I carried all the materials and tools down there and built the gate in situ.  It was to protect a small piece of highly prized wet land from the wild boar. It was the final part … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Building, Fences, Gardening, Gates, Growing


WHO WAS IT that just stole that piece of toad-in-the-hole? Who’s been eating?  I’d just popped out for a second And reckoned my absence merely fleeting. Come hither and sit.  Let us fathom it. Well now…  I’d say it looks … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Poems