The children have always been bug collectors. Snails become suddenly loved pets and I find them escaping from their captivity into our home, earwigs are dug up and clutched in small hands, and tadpoles fished out of their natural habitat and transferred to our tadpole tank. This time, however, it’s become home to some catapillars. Last… Continue reading Catapillars.
June always brings an abundance of white, frothy elderflowers to our hedgerows. Although I welcome Mayflowers (hawthorn), elderflowers are more delicate and beautifully fragranced. Part of our annual rhythm involves making elderflower cordial. It’s fun and easy. I always used to make it in time for Lanky Dude’s birthday, to give to the mums of… Continue reading Elderflower cordial. June 2018