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Tiny home living article

My article about how we designed and built a tiny home and the journey that brought us to our smallholding in West Wales is in the NEW issue of Permaculture magazine. All subscribers get FREE digital access to 25 years of back … Continue reading

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From Microholding to Smallholding

We have upscaled! We now own a 22 acre smallholding in Pembrokeshire where we are planning lots of food related activities whilst we settle in, clean the place up, renovate outbuildings etc.  We already have 10 Black Rock chickens providing … Continue reading

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Pastures New..

Kate’s Microholding has become even smaller – in fact we have now gone semi mobile for a year or two. In the short term we are living in a self reliant hut on wheels that we designed and built over … Continue reading

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Road Kill!

I am all in favour of foraging in the wild and have been waiting for the chance to try squirrel for a while (Grey Squirrels are non native pests in the countryside causing damage to trees and forcing our smaller … Continue reading

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I say potato, you say tomato!

  This is what one of my desiree potato plants  did while we were on holiday in August 2012, I have never seen this before and it does look a little bizarre! Basically the potato is in the same family … Continue reading

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Flood!

In June 2012 we experienced a big flood in our garden – see the pictures below. Recently floods have been in the headlines a lot as we have suffered the stormiest winter in memory. This inspired me to write an … Continue reading

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what’s in season?

June 2018 home grown produce: After a very slow start to the growing season and willing the grass to grow in the pasture for the animals until well into May suddenly we suddenly have abundance in the veg garden!  Harvesting … Continue reading

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“colony” hens

In January 2012 it became illegal in the EU for commercial hens to be kept in barren battery cages. Instead we now have what are called “colony” hens who are kept in larger enriched cages with access to perches for … Continue reading

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