Monday, 29 July 2013

R.I.P my big bird Matilda

Today Matilda took her last egg laying breath and now joins Perdy in the great big coop in the sky. She had become egg bound again but this time was to be her last.

It has been extremely warm these past few days with a little rainfall but not enough to make much difference to the ground. I had my first blueberry yesterday, it was quite nice not as juicy or blue as I thought it would be. The strawberries are coming to an end now, the peas have also done. The onions have bolted so at some point this week I shall be clearing the ground and putting on some compost and covering it for the winter as I will not be growing anything else until next spring.

A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely post written by Karen at Karen Louise Crafts all about Wigglywoo's Craft Emporium. Thanks Karen you are too kind x To read Karen's blog click on the link below

Well not a lot of news, I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far. Until next time x

Thursday, 25 July 2013


Hello everyone! I do apologise yet again for my long absence. Things have been rather busy and I was trying to keep it all going but unfortunately something had to give and it was the garden that has been pushed to the wayside.

We have had amazing weather these past couple of weeks, my waterbutts are empty. We have harvested some potatoes, peas and strawberries however the onions have gone to seed, the fennel needs thinning out and the swedes are growing well. There are no runner beans, French beans, courgettes or squashes in the garden this year but there is plenty of weeds!  So far this year has been a bit of a blur and has whizzed past at tremendous speed!

The heat seems to have affected the girls as we are down to just one egg a day, they have become very noisy indeed, as soon as I get home and they see me through the door they become very vocal as they know they will be allowed out for their daily stroll shortly. They have been venturing into the kitchen a lot more, even flighty Matilda has taken to a wander around the kitchen.

A few photos of the well erm I suppose growing/disintegrating vegetable garden

Lots have been going on at Wigglywoo's Craft Emporium We now have the tea room up and running as well as the workshops, lots of lovely furniture and locally handmade crafts and gifts. What I love about the shop is that no two weeks have been the same since I opened, there has been changes to the layout and what we have for sale is always changing. 
The first pieces that went on display
adding to the stock

My beautiful girly set that I really enjoyed doing

The emerging tearoom

The tearoom all set and ready to serve

The rear end of the shop as it is now

another section of the shop as it is now

 As you can see from the photos the shop has totally transformed over the last three months. I have met lots of lovely people since I have been in the shop as well as a few strange encounters. It is hard work but I am loving every minute of it. 

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer, until next time and I promise not to leave it so long x

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Here comes Summer!

Hello everyone, sorry for the silence. All is well in the Wigglywoo household, I have just been extremely busy. 

The tearoom is now up & running and the craft workshops and other events organised all starting as from next week.

The weather has been quite good of late with the odd rain which is great for the garden. It has been forecast that we will have scorching weather this coming weekend. 

The garden is growing well in spite of the little time I have spent on it. The chickens think they can just wander in and out of the house when they please, Bell is the bravest and comes right in. Max is not too impressed though.

I know I promised these to you a week or so ago but better late than never, here are a few photos of the growing vegetable garden of 2013

Potatoes in the sack almost ready!

The peas of which the pods are now beginning to swell



Hmmmm Strawberries!
We have had a few strawberries and I have another bowl sitting on the side for later. 

I pulled up the garlic and again it was very poor and quite small, I think I shall give up on trying to grow garlic.

I have just cleaned out the girls so they are enjoying a few hours of manic mayhem freedom! 

Thank you all for waiting patiently for me to get my act together. Have a great weekend, until next time x

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