WildGuernsey

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Tendrils of thought and shifting intention onwards.

‘Gather some washed up cuttlefish bone the next time you hit the coast. Grind out the bone – it becomes powder – with a cut-throat razor. Forage some wild fennel seeds, and crush them using a mortar and pestle. Mix…

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Hedge salad, beds for growing and sleeping in… with a full heart.

I always feel I have to write an amazing blog after a period of rest, but those are my expectations…so here is an average catch up. Yesterday welcomed me after Imbolc into the awakening of the plants and abundance once…

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Foraging for your store cupboard and soul.

    Eating wild food doesn’t mean hours collecting, preparing and cooking for one meal. Wild Hedge veg and store cupboard condiments can help.  I pulled over on the coast road the other day, late so a bit rushed and after…

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Foraging in Guernsey…Footloose and foraging free

D’Arcy spent time with Neil Sowerby and here’s his article…… http://www.liverpoolconfidential.co.uk/travel/footloose-and-foraging-free-in-Guernsey ‘D’ARCY Brimson flickers a fire into life with a flint. We’re out on the rocks below Guernsey’s Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum on Roquaine Bay. All around is seaweed that…

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Permaculture gathering in Guernsey

We started a ‘Growing Community’ group here at WildGuernsey where we’d meet around the wheel of the year and cycle of the sun (Solstice, Imbolc etc.), make no-dig beds, tend to seedlings, eat together, chat over weeds, grow food if…

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A few things we’ve been up to lately…Carrots, Stomping through the field and findings in the Forest Garden

Finally after 4 years, they like carrots.  A volunteer plants out carrots and we pull some up…big ones, tasty ones. Cutting Ivy for ‘Pink and Ivy’ our milking Herd of 2! Discovering in the Forest Garden, untouched and slowly maturing,…

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Our gaff rigged Oysterman 22 is now ready…finally!

Whilst D’Arcy foraged with guests staying on the land and I cleaned up after baking cheese straws with seaweed for the workshop, I finally found time to finish the details to sell our boat with Apollo duck (http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=433954). She grabbed a persons attention last weekend when, after…

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Time is the currency of life

‘Well, we believe that the real measure of modern success is nothing to do with your bank balance or the size of your house, but instead, the amount of free time you have at your disposal.  We think disposable time,…

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Seaweed collecting today

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Hedge Pesto

A friend made a similar pesto, took it to work and her colleagues joked that it was ‘pissto’.  The play on words referring to the addition of dog wee, often sprayed on wild food below the safe collecting zone!  No…

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