A Different Perspective

This week, the theme for the Creative Challenge at Slamseys Journal has been “A different perspective” so I’ve spent the week trying to look at things differently. When your daughter buys gin in 1000 litre IBCs, taking out the empties takes on a different perspective.   This field of beans looks quite different when viewedContinue reading “A Different Perspective”

the last blackberries

It’s been a good year for blackberries here at Slamseys Farm. Each year I follow the ripening of the bushes around the fields, starting in early August with the first small bush in Great Forest Field to the last weeks of September when I walk to the far end of the farm to the thicketContinue reading “the last blackberries”

something to hold

Do you worry that everything is digital nowadays and wonder if future generations will have something to hold in their hands that we touched? Everything seems to be on-screen now. Handwritten letters are rare, postcards almost non-existent and official documents are filed online. When Bill went travelling he diligently wrote a letter to his parentsContinue reading “something to hold”

jelly printing with a gelatine plate

Even though it was purely the name that drew me in  (because I love jelly)  jelly printing has proved to be tremendous fun. Jelly Printing is a bit random; there’s no guarantee that when you lift the paper you’ll get exactly the print you were expecting. Over time the Gelatine Printing Plate changes too, whichContinue reading “jelly printing with a gelatine plate”

the edible hedge in September

In September, the edible hedge and all the other hedges around the fields are filled with berries and fruits. It is certainly one of the best months of all for foraging. The blackberries are in their prime just now, the rosehips and hawthorn berries are ripe, wild pears and crab apples are ready to use and the sloesContinue reading “the edible hedge in September”