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The importance of Edge

The importance of Edge

In Permaculture, great importance is given to Edge. Edge is where it ALL happens; A bit like a ring doughnut, all the great sugary sweetness is on the edge, then there is the soft yielding dough, and in the middle – not a lot. I have been thinking about edge a lot recently, especially as our physical interactions are reduced and we are more isolated. It is not easy to read body language on screen, and the nuances of a…

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The pond

The pond

For some years I have wanted a pond on our land. In May, this wish started to become a reality. Being at the lower end of a steep slope, we took some time to research the engineering aspects of placing a pond where we wanted it.  Thank goodness for the internet, there really is a wealth of information out there, but it does take a lot of time to trawl through it all. The initial outline of the pond was…

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Pond Plans

Pond Plans

It’s been a while since I last posted on here. Since my last post;  Seeds have been sown; Cuttings are sprouting; Green manures are shooting up; Trees are sprouting; Fruit trees are blossoming; Goldfinches are feasting on dandelion seeds and a cuckoo has been heard! Today has been a big day – a digger arrived ready to start pond construction.  The site has been marked out, so it won’t be long now. It is all very exciting. The pond will…

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