Tag: Croftless Crofter

Columnists
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

Between whatever has enjoyed a chicken dinner and the slugs feasting on my cabbages it could easily feel as though food is being swiped from under our noses by the nature outside.

Lochaber
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

It has spurred us on to register to train as volunteers so that perhaps if there is a next time we feel more able to help, or indeed to be the local people someone else can call upon for help or advice.

Opinion
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

While we are all used to April sunshine and showers this year I have been both sunburned and snowed on within a 48 hour period as temperatures have soared and plummeted even more than usual.

Lochaber
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

Small victories, tiny appreciations and minute blessings which just like the extra minute or two each day of daylight we are starting to see all offer hope for the year ahead.

Columnists
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

Our little corner is still there waiting; we have a leave of absence from our croft as our (now adult) children are both keen to return at some point and continue with their own relationship with this most unique place.

Opinion
The Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

There is a mindfulness and meditative quality to collecting seeds, to drying them out, to storing them, carefully labelled and putting them away for a winter hibernation ready to bring out next spring and start the process all over again.

Lochaber
Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

My Dad – a huge fan of all types of preserve, jam and jelly – was utterly convinced that the creation of it involved hours if not days of boiling up fruit along with some undisclosed form of magic, known only to his grandmother.