What a great trip. Visited friends in Hampshire who have an organic small holding with chickens, ducks, bees and pigs. Every meal revolved around their pork! Lovely sausage casserole, stuffed loin of pork and a brunch with their own bacon and eggs! Lovely to sample some of their late season "ivy" honey too. Quite a different flavour.
Up in Malvern we visited our first Woofer from last year, Gil. Lovely to see her allotment, and her organic gardening in action.
Noticed that none of the folok we visited use a dryer for their laundry. All have outdoor clothes lines and indoor drying racks. This is not an economy measure, it is ecological and a practice built on lifetimes of experience. Felt good to be able to get a load dry outside here yesterday!