An apple tree a day…

Or, more accurately 3 apple trees and 6 plum trees. Today we started one of my most exciting plans… The orchard!! The area where the chickens are currently is the orchard area, as I wanted the chickens free to range around the lovely trees (once they are allowed back out!!). I plan to order some…

Great news!

A short, but very sweet post… We have chosen our architect!!! * does a happy dance * We interviewed 4, and it didn’t take long to cut down to our 2 favourites, mainly based on 2 highly important values to us. Conservation and building an eco friendly home in as sustainable a way as possible….

Baby got [feathered] back.

The maran chickens we have given a home are here and settled nicely… Say hello to these gorgeous ladies! We picked up 7 Black Copper Marans who weren’t suitable for the breeding programme they were from. We are keeping 4 and 3 are going to our lovely friends. I can’t even explain how obsessed I…

Developments.

We’ve had a busy few days here at the smallholding…(and muddy!) Firstly, our new pig ark arrived, to start off the pig enclosure for our soon to be adopted Kune Kune’s… I absolutely love the Solway design for the pig arks. The fencing should hopefully be going up this week (praying that the ground isn’t…

Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

So, my friend Laurenne posted that she had made Mac and Cheese recently, and ever since I’ve had THE biggest craving for it! I wasn’t remotely patient enough to find out her recipe, so I made up my own, random, ingredients thrown into a pan version. It could have been a disaster, it probably should have been…

Patricia the strimmer…

What can I say, I’m a Chris De Burgh fan! Haha! (A reference to the title of this post, in case you’ve  not got a clue what I’m on about, lol). Anyway, I finally have a rare, quiet moment to sit down with the laptop. With 3 children, the youngest of who is on a…

Self doubt. It’s a killer, isnt it?

Self doubt. It’s that demon that creeps in to make you question that you’re capable of everything you’ve ever dreamed of… It makes you picture everything that could go wrong at a moment where everything is starting to go right. Of course it is! (Sarcasm attached) I’m so, very excited about everything that’s incoming. Animals,…

Planning the year… (the growing one)

Hi guys, It’s that time of year where all of the growers and sowers plan out their veg beds, fruit bushes and see just how many packs of seeds they can fit into their lives! (A lot, usually!) We have found a fantastic and local seed co-operative to order from this year (sorry Amazon!). It…

An introduction…

After a few requests from our lovely Instagram followers, I thought I’d better start a blog to accompany our journey through this crazy, new adventure. It all began with a little perusing on real estate sites. This is a bit of a hobby for us. After renovating 2 houses and being addicted to the ‘Grand…