Oh boy, this is difficult. It seems that it has been raining now for months so no scything now. Very little work has been going on. People keep asking me "How's the house coming along?" I feel quite wearied by this question. The house, dear friends is still only a big hole in the ground. Why? What's the hold up? Well it is a long story involving the rain, the mud, the change in plans due to the liquidation of the original kit building company, more rain which prevents the road entrance to be finished. The ground is too soft for big machinery at the moment so can't put in the cattle grids, so can't finish the fences so can't keep out the cows and sheep. Another consequence of all that is that I still can't start a garden either, this is my most frustrating complication. I really don't want another year with no fresh food from the garden. I'm sure we would all be a lot happier and healthier with our own home grown fruit and vegetables. Adam (son) started the building of a large poly-tunnel, but is has been too cold to put the cover on it. And without a fence the cows would most likely wreck it anyway. I am moaning a lot! One thing we do have now is a composting toilet. It is very high speck. When it stops raining, maybe tomorrow I will nip out and take some photos of it and post them on the site.
Eva was born in the Hague in the Netherlands, lived in the USA, a registered homeopath she qualified at the NCHM in Newcastle in 1986 and has worked mostly in Edinburgh. She managed Aveva Natural Remedies for 10 years, brought up 6 children and gained a post graduate degree from the University of Edinburgh in Medical Sociology/Anthropology and qualitative research in 2010. Sebastian was born in Sussex, is an architect by training, qualified at Cambridge in 1975. He managed the RIAS in Edinburgh for many years and was a founder of SEDA and the first CEO of Architecture and Design Scotland.