OK, so that title may be a tad misleading. I mean, I don’t weave my own hens into jumpers and pickle all my home grown veggies or anything but, I am proud to say that I don’t have to go too far to get most things that I need. My carbon footprint is quite wee. For instance today, I tootled along to Arnside, (a mere 4 miles) and visited my favourite second hand dress shop, ‘She Sells’, picking up a virtually new pair of boots and a groovy little skirt. I found driftwood on the shoreline at the edge of the car park which looks promising for mounting my birds, and got timber to make an ‘A’ frame from nearby Travis Perkins. A great little trip, spoiled only by my orange light bleeping at me as I re-entered Silverdale which means I am going to have to exit this little AONB again soon in order to fill up with petrol!
But hey, I don’t want to sound too insular and ‘shed like’. Yesterday I got out all the way to Lancaster and delivered a ‘startled hare’ and ‘a great spotted wood pecker’ to two satisfied customers. Following are some pictures of said hare in the process of being made…..
And just so the woodpecker doesn’t feel left out, here’s a piccie of him too..