a surprising sunburn

aloe vera, gardening, the lady's guide to adventure, sunburned, sunburnt plant, yellow pot, succulent, life in london, learning every day, stones, aloe, natural healing, health, brown leaves, turning greener

did you know that aloe vera plants can get sunburnt? isn’t it incredible that a plant that cures sunburn can be sunburned itself? anyway, just two days ago, my aloe plant was looking more like this guy… after being moved, she … Continue reading

smallholdings – my feathered future

mark hearld, st jude, smallholding, farm, sustainability, illustration, chickens

when searching the term “smallholding” on the internet, you come across these types of images:    basically, smallholding is homesteading is sustained living is getting back to the basics and feeding your family with the {pun intended} fruits of your … Continue reading

the kings of summer

peg and awl, beautiful desk in cozy cabin, natural setting, writing desk, legs in stockings, natural light hitting paper, simplistic living, a writers dream

i just finished watching jordan vogt-roberts’ the kings of summer, an endearing sundance film [2013] centered around the lives of three teenage boys and their escape into the wilderness. instead of dealing with their bizarre / overbearing families, they build … Continue reading