Two things of note today, the first is eating flowers and making one's salad pretty. Now to me a few flowers thrown onto the salad looks a bit naff, but apparently according to Sarah Raven they have plenty of vitamins, etc, so try it one day when you want to impress your visitors.
The second thing is I came across Scott and Helen Nearing on Youtube, a 'back to the earth' couple many years ago, who lived in Vermont. I used to have their two books, Scott as he grew very old decided to end his life by starving himself to death, which he did. They lived that basic life which they both loved and I noticed Helen knitted a lot of the time, something we share. Helen also built a wall round her vegetable garden to keep out the rabbits, and as I watched the videos the walled garden was there, though now tended by others who presumably run the Nearing Center. Their house looks very Swiss, but no animals of course as Helen was a vegetarian.