12 Days of Christmas

Sourdough bread loaves

Day 6: The Staff of Life Daily Bread According to the traditional song, the sixth day should involve geese. At this time of year there can be anywhere between 6 and 150 or so Greylag Geese loafing around on the croft. We have plenty of grass, so I'm quite happy sharing as they do their… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Lichen mosaic

Day 4: Lichen Log Lichen mosaic This is a very special Yule log, it might be a little on the small size, but it is of great importance. A good supply of logs is an essential part of the croft winter survival kit. Almost every croft house will have a log or peat burning stove,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Candid Peel

Day 3: Sunshine in a jar On dreich and stormy December days, when the hours of daylight are curtailed, sunshine is in short supply. These are the days of the great winter darkness, and a gift that captures the warmth and life-giving rays of the sun is to be treasured. Unfortunately mythical heroes who went… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas