One step at the time (but start walking).

My journey to be as plastic-free as possible is a winding path that has taken me many places… canvas produce bags, reusable take-away coffee cups, bamboo toothbrushes, cloth nappies, bulk food and most exciting of all… subsistence gardening. Along that journey, I have been looked upon with disdain, mockery and exasperation. Now it’s more like admiration, approbation, …

Therapy against boredom

Bored? No way!  Autumn is a busy time for gardeners when we work at restoring the fertility of our soils that have suffered the demands and stresses of Summer. Whether you tend ‘edibles’ or ‘ornamentals’, here is a list of restorative actions you can do now. -          Aerate your lawn with a garden fork, top dress …

Gluten Free Flaky

Ingredients Rice flour ¾ CUPMillet ¼ CUPCorn ¼ CUPTapioca 2 TBSPChia seeds 2.5 TBSPSugar 1 TBSPSalt ½ TBSPButter 120gIced water 8 TBSP Method Mix ingredients together. Knead lightly, enough to form a ball (Note: it will come apart but you should still be able to form a ball – not too dry, not too wet …

52 Climate Solutions

Drought, fires, floods… we are many to blame climate change. There remain some who deny its existence. The Earth is flat. I personally lean on scientific evidence. After all, these nerdy guys and gals have studied hard and long to develop their areas of lifelong research. They rely on a framework of data collection, statistics …

Dishwashing tablets

I have a thing against nasty chemicals, synthetic fragrances and unnaturally bright colours (and I am not even mentioning palm oil or plastic here - these two are top of my hate list!). So when it comes to washing dishes, I have been using fragrance-free “eco friendly” tablets in our dishwasher, those that are neatly …

Citrus glut

I know most of you have a lemon tree by the front door, maybe a Tahitian lime too, and mandarins, oranges, grapefruits, and keffir limes?! Now is the time to get ready to process all these goodies, because, clearly, we cannot give them all away to work colleagues, or worse, let them rot on the …

Farm Tour coming soon!

Hey folks, We're opening our farm gates this year again for the Harvest Festival. Check the calendar (on the right) for tour dates and time. And follow the link to review the full programme

Massive Attaque!

Fall landed on our piece of Earth. And the rain came. Lots of it. Then we blinked and the grass turned yellow? But wait a sec... it rained. It should have gone Kaboom!!! green explosion? Nope. It's yellow and we can even see the soil underneath. Now I'm on all four on the lawn. I …