LILLY ARRIVED TODAY – GETTING THE RASPBERRY BED READY FOR SPRING – JOHN SEYMOUR

25 10 2012

HELLO


This morning a daughter was born to my son and his girlfriend.  Her name is Lil Ann Adams, SHe will be Lilly to me.  That will bring the number of grandchildren to 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING THE RASPBERRY BED READY FOR SPRING

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning I cleaned up a pile of Llama poop and wheeled it down to the new raspberry bed.  The nice thing about llama’s is that they just poop in one place so the clean-up is easy.  I added it to the hay from the sheep that I put down earlier in the year.  I will now add a layer of mulched hay and that should be it.  It will be ready to plant in the spring.

PERMACULTURE BLOG

I follow a blog about permaculture in Ireland and she mentioned John Seymour.

I bought his book “THE SELF SUFFICIENT GARDNER” in the late 70’s/  At the time I was struggling with a garden which used to be a driveway and was full of trap rock.  With his guidance I produced lots of great produce and even made maple syrup on a city lot in Holyoke, Mass.  All things are possible .  I recently found another book by John  called The Self Sufficient Life and was able to get it on Amazon.  It too holds many good ideas.

 

 

 

A MOONLIGHT NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was out putting the hens to bed and saw the moon just coming over the mountain.  I love how it looks amongst the  trees.

Hope you have a wonderful evening and thank you for reading my blog.

Carole

 

 

 


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4 responses

25 10 2012
pattigail

Congratulations Grandma! She is beautiful! On your and Collette’s recommendation I ordered the Self Sufficient Gardener today. I can’t wait to read it. I love reading books about gardening….it gets me thought the winter. So thanks for the tip! Patti

26 10 2012
Mary Jane

Congratulaions on a new grandchild. Lilly looks beautiful!

27 10 2012
Francine Keating

Lilly seems a lovely name to call such a pretty baby. She looks very sweet. Congratulations, Grandma X 5!
The moonlight over the mountain (apologies to Kate Smith) photo is beautiful and mysterious. Perfect for this time of year.

11 01 2013
Anne Wilson

We met John Seymour a couple of times, as you might know he moved to Ireland and spent his last years here. We invited him to address a couple of our Organic meetings, which he was pleased to do as long as we kept him well supplied with a beer or three. He made fame here as the oldest eco warrior and managed to get himself arrested for pulling up GM crops. He was a great character.

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