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
This week has been difficult. We’ve lost the last of our original Orpingtons and she’s left a little ginger hole in our lives. Our chickens are livestock as we are a smallholding/homestead but as I explained to one person this week on social media the difference between how we treat pets and our livestock isContinue reading “The loss of a star”
We grow lots of our own fruit here on the smallholding. We preserve it in lots of different ways so that we can enjoy all year round, but in season we get to eat it fresh and straight from the tree or plant. I’m getting excited because our fruit is forming and it’s going toContinue reading “A Good Year for Fruit and Fruit Wine”
There are reports that the weather in May in the UK is on track to be the wettest on record and the coldest in 25 years. We grow as much of our own food as possible here on the smallholding and the growing seasons are dictated by the weather so we’re having to adapt! InContinue reading “A delayed growing season and LOTS of weeds!”