Tuesday, 28 March 2017

So .... what's different ?



I snuck back in last week to do a 'comparison' post and although I thought I wouldn't be noticed, it seems lots of you have been looking out for me ... thank you for caring  :-)

So I thought you all deserved an update on what's been happening here on our little bit of Welsh hillside since I vanished from this blog last December.  Although I have been in action in a slightly sporadic fashion over on my other blog 'Polytunnel Vegan' 

Well as you can see from the top photo not much has changed in the kitchen.


Spring has finally come to this cold, wet and windy part of Wales, with blossom on the Almond trees in Nut Wood, and also just this morning appearing on the cherry trees in the fruit orchard.


Ginger has claimed one of the dog beds as his own, usually the small one ...


... as he has found out if he gets in the bigger one the others simply pile on top of him.



I'm still saving the pennies .... in this instance by washing and reusing plant labels from last year.


Suky's diet is working well. 
She's now down from her original 12.2kg to a much healthier and happier 8.2 kg.  She would most likely love this photo, it makes her look even slimmer than she is!!


I still cook homegrown veggies from the poly and net tunnels .... only now I'm no longer a vegetarian.


I'm a vegan :-)

(As you might have guessed from the name of my other blog.)



The polytunnel is just starting to fill up with freshly sown seeds and newly turned beds. But I'm taking it slower this year as the nights have been toe curlingly cold here.


I wore out my old salad spinner and had to invest in a new one.


And Mavis has turned into the most laid back and loving little doggie you can possibly imagine.  Even being allowed off the lead on our property as long as we are close by.

So although there are some changes here, there are lots of things that are ticking over in just the same soul satisfying way.  I still don't really know if I want to come back into daily or even regular blogging, but after all your lovely comments last week, I am considering it, or at the very least popping up from time to time when there is something I feel is worth writing about.

Thank you for reading and for taking the time to send your comments.

Sue xx




44 comments:

  1. Oh Sue we love you and enjoy you let us know how things are going with you and your lovely furry family.

    Julie Q

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  2. Enjoyed this post, Sue. Had a good laugh at Ginger and his bed buddies. :)Congrats on becoming vegan.

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  3. Looking forward to hearing more, if that's what you want to do.
    J x

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  4. If you are now vegan- what happens to all the eggs your chickens produce? Do you sell them at the gate?

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  5. Loved reading your news again and seeing pictures . Thank you. Here in Surrey I'm waiting for my peas to do something sown straight into the ground. The packet said you could sow straight into the ground. Hopefully something will happen soon. Best wishes :)

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  6. Thank you for the updates, I've so loved reading about the changes & seeing the lovely photos. I hope all continues to go well, and that you are tempted to come back and give us more updates at some point. All good wishes, Vee x

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  7. How lovely to hear from you, Sue. My daughter is now a vegan and I'm finding it interesting cooking for her when she visits. Best wishes 🙂

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  8. Lovely to see a post from you, I will pop over and check out your other blog. I too have changed from vegetarian to vegan.

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  9. Thankyou so much Sue for updating us, it is so lovely to see and hear all is well in your little piece of Wales.

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  10. Good to see your bit of Wales again and a catch up on your news.

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  11. So lovely to have another post from you Sue, would love it if you posted now and again, if only to see and hear about your poly & net tunnels. Now going to have a peep at your other blog. Once again you have made my day.

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  12. Hi there Sue, I’ve been following your blog from the beginning although rarely commenting! But I have missed your blog and am so pleased to see the occasional post. Even once a month would be such fun, to see how things progress and watch the seasons. From my own experience I know how much of a commitment daily blogging can be and I have grown much busier in my own life and less creative in my blogs but I think I must commit to once a month myself, or once every six weeks. You have done what many of us only dream about, so following your dreams turning into reality has been very meaningful for lots of us

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  13. Lovely to read another post, it would be nice to hear from you from time to time.

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  14. glad to see this post. Like many, I miss your blog.

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  15. I have missed your blog and am so glad to see this post. It is good to see that all is well with you and your furry companions.

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  16. Hi Sue,
    I had been following your blog for about 6-7 months, and just as I was really getting into it, that's when you decided to leave. So I am glad for this post. I'll go check out your new blog. I am a vegetable lover and am curious about the vegan lifestyle. Happy writing!

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  17. It would be wonderful to see you blogging again. Even if it is only on occasion. You are clearly missed by many others, as well. Glad to see all is well and Suky is looking very sleek and happy that Mavis has settled down a bit and less to worry about. Ginger looks very snug with her fur buddies for a blanket. All of your critters are looking very healthy and happy and am also glad that you are doing well. Look forward to hear from you whenever you have the inkling. Ranee (MN) USA

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  18. So pleased to hear from you again. Miss your blog.

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  19. Thanks for the update on how things are changing or not changing. Suky is as cute as ever, and Mavis looks very contented.

    God bless.

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  20. Lovely to hear from you again. I have missed hearing and seeing Mavis and the entourage.
    Sheridan in Cyclone affected Queensland.

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  21. Missed the last post, don't know how! Lovely to read something from you. I've been wondering how you were getting on. An update now and then would be great

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  22. I recycle all my plant labels too. Very satisfying it is. Thanks for the link to the squirrel slinky, the video had tears of laughter pouring down my face. You just know I'm going to have to test it out don't you :)

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  23. Oh it's so lovely to hear from you again Sue, like meeting up with an old friend that you've not seen for ages. Nice to have a catch up xx

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  24. Hi Sue, it is always lovely to read your blog, however much or little you feel like posting. I think my favourite part of this post is the picture of Mavis - I remember when she was stolen and how you got her back, and it is so wonderful to see how she has settled down with your love and care.

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  25. It's so good you're back, even if not on a daily basis!!!

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  26. I grew up in a greenhouse and laughed out loud at your picture of the plant labels. That was MY job, and let me tell you, we had a LOT of labels to wash!
    I know it's a commitment to blog, but have appreciated your stories all the way from Minneapolis, MN.

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  27. That is a lovely clear picture of Suky. Please could I try and copy her as a wool painting. I will credit you with the photo if I succeed.

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    1. Of course you can. Can I see it when it's done?

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  28. Sue, You've made my day with a great catch up post and glad to see all is well with the furry family, they make me smile esp the three in a basket.Rare to see my two furries in the same room. lol Credit to you.

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  29. How WONDERFUL to hear from you again!
    Please do consider coming back to Blogland.
    So glad all is going well for you.

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  30. So glad you are back, hope its for good xxx :-)

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  31. Another Mavis fan here, all your furry friends are lovely.

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  32. Thanks for the update. I miss your posts.
    Perhaps you could do a monthly one? Then we can see how your garden has changed, chickens and doggies.
    I for one am really interested to see how all those trees are raking that you planted and how your garage workshop looks now finished.

    I used to blog myself. Found weekly posts far too hard but really wished i had done monthly ones or even 3 monthly ones.

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  33. Another who is glad anytime you post. Love your writing style and pictures of your babies. Cheryl

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  34. Happy to see your return!

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  35. So lovely to see the update. I do enjoy reading your vegan blog, but it's great to see the Our New Life in the Country news too! Glad to see all the pics and especially Mavis, Suky and Ginger.

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  36. Lovely to get an update on your Welsh Hill. I'd love it if you kept blogging here, even if it was only once a month or so.

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  37. Thank you so much for the updates. I can understand how blogging regularly is a big commitment but I do love to read of Mavis and her doings and progress (we're Jack Russell fans in this household so were seriously distressed about Mavis being taken to breed and abandoned in such a callous way) and we like to hear of the vegging and Suki weight loss and chooken world etc. If you can think of now and then as being your loyal followers of many long years...... I don't want that to sound like I'm trying to lay a guilt trip but one does get hooked on following progress and lives of lovely animals and humans.

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  38. It is always good to have a catchup. Good to know Mavis and Suki doing well - they look very content. How is the vegan diet going and what do you do with all the eggs now - or have I missed something?

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  39. Absolutely loved the photos and post, thank you so much Sue for your update:) Your fur babies are just so precious♥ It's lovely to see your posts pop up:)

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  40. Sue! Such a pleasure to hear from you! I knew you were alive and all was well because you've commented on John's blog, and I had to restrain myself from asking how you were via there. I told myself, "No, Sue has to be allowed to stop blogging if she wants to, it's her life".... so I'm really glad to see you, and the animals. What a great job you've done getting Suky's weight down - she will be a more active little bundle not dragging the extra around. Happy Easter to you!

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  42. How wonderful to see you writing again, and to see your lovely animals, I've missed the cat and doggy updates and photos, especially the beautiful Mavis :)

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