Now that the weather is reasonable for a couple of days, activity at the Fernbank Allotment increases with planting, weeding and watering. Strawberries, onions, leeks, potatoes, rhubarb, asparagus, various beans and gooseberry bushes, apple and pear trees and cut flowers and herbs are all now underway. Plans are being made to plant in the coming month… Read More


I saw the excellent movie, Windhorse, last night at our local indie cinema, Electric Palace, in Old Town Hastings. It’s a story of the struggle between Tibetans and China’s occupancy of their country. Not that there was much chance of it ever happening, nonetheless, I add China to the list of countries I boycott.… Read More