I have thought long and hard about whether to include a blogroll because I fear I won’t keep it updated. I dip in and out of blogs. I read every post on a blog for months and then the feed fails, I don’t notice and never read the blog again. I click on the follow button and the next five posts are photos of cats sitting on multicoloured crocheted rugs so I unfollow. I like a little variety so I get bored with one track blogs. Sometimes the blogs fade away and don’t get updated. Sometimes they’re updated every day with long posts and I can’t keep up. Sometimes I just get fed up.
But there are some blogs where I read every post; blogs that provoke or make me smile; blogs that I learn from or inspire me; blogs that make me wish I was there or glad that I’m not.
So, here a few of my favourites though it’s by no means an exhaustive list of blogs I read.
Annie Cholewa – artisan, photographer, author
Beef and Sweet Tea – southern farm. simple charms
City Hippy Farm Girl – trying to live a simple life, city style
Coal Valley View – adventures on a farm in the Coal River Valley of Tasmania, Australia
Fig Jam and Lime Cordial – living well in the urban village
Frog Pond Farm – a New Zealand organic garden blog by Julie Bonner
Gather and Graze – thoughts on how to choose, prepare and eat delicious food
HIJK Lempo Bee – life’s good, especially when I can squeeze in some sewing.
Mrs Thomasina Tittlemouse – cooking, crochet, sewing
Passion Fruit Garden – grow it, make it, cook it, bake it
Rusty Duck – looking for a quieter life
Table of Colors – simple pleasures
The Fig Tree – an English girl’s adventures in New Zealand
The Garden Deli – notes and recipes from an edible garden
The Kitchens Garden – a daily short blog about life on a little farm
The Shady Baker – farming life, cooking, growing food and taking photos
and some websites you may be interested in (aka shameless family promotion):
Slamseys Art – creative workshops in the beautiful Barley Barn on the farm
Slamseys Drinks – London Gin infused with fruits and flowers from the farm
Slamseys Farm – our farm website
Daisyley – personalised bunting and tags