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Building a Polytunnel

In our village almost every house has a small greenhouse. Sometimes they are sturdy constructions made with metal frames and glass or hard plastic windows, but mostly they are hand-built with frames made from either off-cuts of wood or PVC piping, covered with a sheet of thick, clear plastic. 869 more words

This is harder than I thought

Rather naively I thought starting a new lifestyle would be an easy thing to do, but I’ve realized something…..it’s not.

Well it’s not for me. 363 more words

Change Of Lifestyle

Gorse Flower Syrup


Becky and I walked for what seemed a long distance but was really only a few miles yesterday taking in the views of the Shropshire countryside from the rock hills of Stiperstones ridge, we watched the clouds change with the weather whilst being treated to a natural landscape which reminded me of how beautiful British countryside can be. 239 more words


8 SHTF Hand Tools You May Not Have Thought of

If you have been homesteading or prepping for any length of time, you probably have, or have thought about, what you would need if you were off-grid, or if you were in a grid-down scenario. 920 more words

Self Sufficiency

Room for two more? it’s just a couple of kids!

Gosia and I often talk of livestock; what to get and more importantly when to get it and with spring sprung the choice of young stock is at it’s height. 742 more words

Self Sufficiency

Up and running again.....

My laptop blew up a few weeks ago and in true Fig Family style it took us ages to get round to replacing it. However, it’s been well worth the wait as we decided to plump for an Apple Mac. 151 more words