Ethical Foraging and Harvesting

Only three weeks until Midsummer! I can feel the earth and all the natural world heavy with lush growth and blossoms – a beautiful young maiden in all her fecund glory! This is one of those times of year when it is good to…

The Power Of The Pen

So.. what do you do on a cold, wet and very grey May Bank Holiday Sunday? My own answer to that question is: I catch up with my correspondence. No, not work related messages.  I mean writing letters and emails to friends and family…

A Question of Honour

We have had an unprecedentedly long winter which has over-lapped with much of our spring. Such is the way of the natural world that, once given the chance, everything has speeded up, almost like an old silent movie. Except that the natural world is…