ECL Blog

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

Who Knew Parsnips Are So Versatile?

The humble parsnip is a vegetable that only EVER was roasted in our home before we started our smallholding lifestyle. Like most things in our home we use the phrase “Waste not, want not” every day so we do much more with parsnips now.

Blackberry Bliss

We have a large fruit cage in our field where we grow raspberries and blackberries. I appreciate it’s not pretty, but who needs pretty when we really need fruit. It’s very productive with early golden raspberries, late red raspberries and right in the middle of the summer we have lots of glorious blackberries.

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