November 2017Slowly but surely I am catching up with the blogging but I must apologise for what turned out to be a further delay during January 2018. I refuse to drive anywhere in snow and this time around, the little car simply refused to move in it, so I am currently sitting in the caravan and have been staying here for over a week. In a way, it is good! It is giving me the chance to 'free shop' from my own cupboards, fridge and freezer while I can't go shopping and saving money on fuel, as I walk to and from Frugaldom.
|The polytunnel plot|
|Frugal visitors in assorted vehicles|
|Marnie cutting willow withies|
|Kenny with the hens|
|From the soup garden|
The veg baskets were easily filled during November, as we had so much by way of greens - leeks, spring onions and spinach galore got shared out with whoever needed them and a huge pot of soup was made by Irene for us all to share back at the caravan on bonfire night. What a good night that was!
|Rainbows at Frugaldom|
|Sunset at the Frugaldom barn|
|The horseshoe garden|
|The herb paddock & orchard|
|Crab apples planted|
|Escape hatch for flood water|
|Filed drain flowing well|
|Snowy Galloway Hills|
Comparing notes with this time last year, the snow arrived a week or so later this year.
|Health & Safety|
|Frozen, snowy pond|
|Precariously perched egg|
Now another apology for sharing 'cute kid photos' but my grandson is so adorabe when he tries his very best to help out at Frugaldom. He is such a trier!
Here he is trying to help us with the whin dust, but at just 2 years old (3 in a few months), he's not quite tall enough or strong enough to cope with a full size barrow. However, he persevered and made it all the way to the barn, albeit leaving a double trail behind him.
After being allowed to stab a hole in the ground with the giant dibber stick, the tree was planted alongside a cane and then the plastic spiral protector added. It will be great if he can remember planting his first tree when he returns in adulthood to see the woodland that he helped to create!
That's all for now, other than to say the budget is being stretched but frugal living is still reeping rewards and affording us the freedom to develop Frugaldom. In saying that, we never did complete the renovation at home! But that's yet another story!
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