Nice to Meet You!
We’re Hugh & Fiona. We lived busy professional lives with office jobs before making a life changing decision to move to the countryside.
Our rural dream has come true. We grow vegetables and fruit as well as breed Orpington chickens. We make many of our household products. We reuse, recycle and repurpose to reduce our bills.
We share all of this in tutorial videos our YouTube channel and share videos and pictures on our social media.
Come and join us!
From the blog
Bird Flu and Chicken Boredom Busters
We started keeping chickens so that we could free range them and raise them to high welfare standards. Unfortunately, bird flu (caused by the Avian Influenza virus) has become a large issue in the UK as well as across Europe, the USA and many other parts of the world. This means that at the moment…
Jerusalem Artichokes – Underrated and Perennial
How many of you have heard of Jerusalem Artichokes? Not the Globe Artichokes that you can easily buy in the supermarket, but Jerusalem Artichokes? No? No-one? Well you’re not alone. I hadn’t heard of them either until we were researching perennial vegetables.
The last of the Fruit Harvest (thank goodness!)
If you’ve been reading our blog you’ll know that we are self sufficient in fruit. That is unless we decide we want a banana or pineapple which struggle in the UK climate. All of our apple trees can be found in the field where we keep our chickens so we make maximum use of the…