Ponderings from the Polytunnel

These are short musings inspired by creation around me. Their intention is to help you engage with the natural world by relating it, in some way, to current events and to the human experience. During the first national lockdown response to the global pandemic 2020, I was asked to write something for a newsletter. The ‘ponderings’ have subsequently taken on a life of their own. They are meant to be thoughtful and uplifting. I hope you find them so. Here’s one I prepared earlier!

Has anyone else gone to seed?


 I do marvel at seeds. Little knobbly, insignificant and sometimes plain weird looking, pockets of life. Nothing to look at with so much potential! This year seems to have been one of sitting in the furrow, with not much going on – other than a world wide pandemic! Nothing else to do but sit in the cold, damp soil, biding time, waiting for the right conditions to come along for us to get going again. Those times will definitely come. They always do, no matter how long the winter seems. If you’re feeling a bit like a seed right now – perhaps a bit knobbly around the edges – that’s perfectly understandable. But just remind yourself; you’re full of life and potential and, in the same way that seeds are a source of shelter, provision and protection for the little critters out there, so can you be to those you know around you.  

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  • Ponderings from the Polytunnel
    I don’t know what to call this one! It’s been hanging in the air for a while now. Sometimes you could smell it, sometimes you could hear and feel it but now we’re beginning to see it. The natural world is savvy and has been preparing for it, and now the change is finally here.Continue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”
  • Summing up September – something different
    Garden life in photographs – chickens, squirrels, wasps, a rogue rat, flowers, harvest, preserves, frogs, kindling, children, dogs and foxes – it’s been busy in my little haven! Figs, plums, greengages, apples, hazelnuts, melons, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, courgettes, giant mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, salad leaves, spring onions, cucumbers, eggs, herbs, and a few late strawberries haveContinue reading “Summing up September – something different”
  • I had the pleasure of hosting Monica from the Travel Hack last week.
    And this is her lovely review. The link will take you to her website – which is well worth a look at. Groceries from the garden: Learning more about self sufficiency with Isa Lamb – The Travel Hack (photo – Monica Stott – The Travel Hack)
  • BCUHB press release today!
    Nature classes helping patients stay connected to the outdoors awarded Big Lottery funding – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (nhs.wales) Grow4it keeps Growing4it! 🙂 (National Lottery Community Fund)

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