Smallholding dreams for 2018

New year’s resolutions have always seemed a bit big when they’re a total lifestyle change, so for years we’ve tried to make a list of smaller things we’d like to achieve in the next twelve months. In that vein, I’ve started to think about all the things that we want to do on our smallholding […]

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Planting an orchard

In our rush to become self-sufficient, we somewhat madly placed an order for 32 bare-rooted fruit trees, 160 raspberry canes, 36 fruit bushes and 10 rhubarb plants the day that we exchanged on our little smallholding and a couple of weeks ago, they arrived. Faced with all these bushy twig things and a finite dormant […]

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Chilly chickens

It’s cold here at the moment. I mean seriously, nose-achingly cold. We can’t have had ice covering the car more than twice in the last three years that we lived in London but here it’s been almost every day for at least a month and as I type this the thermometer already reads less than […]

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