Days like this are worth waiting for

We may have had the wettest winter for 100 years but days like this are worth waiting for. Perfectly frosty and clear, no noise except for the hens helping me to muck out the stables, and the smell of woodsmoke. It doesn’t get a lot better than that. Suddenly...

We’re in!

After 3 months pretty much solid work, we are finally about to spend our first night in the cottage. It already looks like we’ve been here forever though..The range, bless it, worked a treat, and we’ve had our first meal cooked on it too. About...

Pipers, planting and pointing

It’s been a busy old day. This morning I could have sworn I heard bagpipes, and sure enough it turned out to be the local band heading up the road from the local Orange hall. The horses really don’t know what to make of them at all, but they are very...

The story

Funny how things come along in groups. First we had the local paper over to look at our stove, in the quest for some stories from older readers who might remember living with a range that had to be tended around the clock. Then we got a call from a press agency who...

What next?

The work on the house is barely complete and already our thoughts are turning to other (and equally important) things. Because we have a waterless loo, any waste water from the house is relatively clean greywater, which can be put through a reed bed system, before it...

On a brighter note..

We were married a year ago today, and what a year it has been, living in the truck, and meeting the most amazing people on our travels, and on the farm. There are so many of you that we couldn’t have possibly done any of it without, so a huge thank you to all...