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Foraging for elderflowers
By     |    Jun 25, 2013
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Foraging for elderflowers

We wander down the road to where the Elder bush grows and as I pick them, Izzy counts the elderflower heads into the carrier bag “… six, sen-en, eight!” Back at home she stands on the chair at the kitchen table and ‘helps’ me to weigh out the sugar into a saucepan. I add water and boil them together to make a syrup. Meanwhile, we put the elderflowers in a [...]

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Finding frogspawn
By     |    Feb 16, 2013
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Finding frogspawn

Izzy starts to jiggle excitedly in her carrier as we approach Tottiford Reservoir. “Bath!” She cries, pointing at the water, “Bath! Bath!” I explain to her that the water is cold and deep, not like a bath at all, then put her down to walk amongst the Rhododendrons. A few minutes later she stops to stare at the mud that has dirtied her shiny purple shoes. I show her that [...]

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