Wednesday, 15 October 2008

First Steps

Well, here I am. First post for our blog. Who are we? Just an ordinary bog standard family of three plus a cat and dog. We live in the UK and for years it has been our dream to have the self sufficient smalholding with the idylic country cottage, the stream, the woods and fields after field.

Well somehow I dont think its ever going to happen the way that we dream of, so now is the time to make life what we want, the way that we want it, with the resources that we do have available to us.

Like many people currently we are thoroughly confused by what is going on around us. The credit crunch, economic depression, recession. These are all words being bandied about this week. And whilst the powers that be are handing billions of pounds out to banks and institutions left right and centre, Himself and I are left to panic over whether he will have a job in the next couple of months and whether we will be able to pay the bills.

This blog is going to chart our journey. There are many things that we want to do, some easier than others. Our dream is to be more self sufficient and environmentally sensible. We also want to use our skills to reduce or save money. Will we achieve what we are setting out to do? Keep your fingers crossed !


Gavin said...

hi Babs! Welcome to the blogsphere. I am looking forward to reading about your journey. Maybe down the track, you will get some chooks!


greenfumb said...

Love your photo, thats a beautiful teapot.

We used to live in a terraced house in the UK too and we managed to grow a few edible things - tomatoes in grow bags, lettuces in the borders and of course the good old English apple tree. Try potatoes in tyres or cages, they're great for small spaces.

Good Luck, look forward to hearing your progress. And yes do get chooks!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading your adveture. Yes Gavin is right a few chooks down the track I feel they are a large part of the self sufficient life.
Greenfumb you can grow potatoes in Hessian potato sacks I did great space saver

Anonymous said...

Your dreams sound like mine. Here's hoping you get there one day and have fun getting there!