It has been used to build houses, make pottery, keep creatures cool, and is one of the oldest words in the English language. Mud. The word dates back to at least 1400 and is derived from the original term “muddle”, meaning the lowest or worst of anything. This ‘lowly’ material can also make
While technology is speeding ahead at breakneck speed, the human race is going backwards in some respects. Think about it. The open spaces and natural foods and hobbies our ancestors enjoyed have been replaced with solid walls, preservative filled foods and hobbies that often include sitting in front of some kind of screen. Sure,
Ever missed something that was right under your nose? The answer has to be yes because all around us, magical, secret things are happening – right under our noses – and we fail to see them. We might think we take the time to stop and smell the roses, but how often do we silently
Clint Eastwood believed they were not listening when he ‘talked to the trees’ (Paint Your Wagon) but he may have been wrong. French scientists have discovered trees do talk – well, at least they make noises when they are running out of water. The scientists at Grenoble University, France, used slivers of dead
MY SECRET GARDEN It’s a crazy time of year, isn’t it? The Christmas frenzy, the New Year celebration – have you had time to stop and smell the roses? In keeping with the garden theme this week I’m sharing a poem about my own little slice of heaven. I hope you enjoy.
Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – this week it’s gardening with kids. Gardening with kids is an easy activity that has so many benefits – for you and the kids. It doesn’t have to be complicated and difficult. In fact, keeping it simple is the big secret to success. Gardening with kids
HOW TO PLANT SOME HAPPINESS – CELEBRATING DAFFODILS We had the bleakest few weeks here in the lovely Blue Mountains during the middle of July. It was unusually cold with temperatures lower than they had been recorded in five years and amazing snowfalls over the top of the mountains (about 30 minutes’ drive from our