Tag Archives: English Country Living

The case for working with your hands NYT

Check out this Country Living Link Reminds me of the (rather woolly) 70’s philosophical mainstay – “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” and not just because that is the authors thing. It seemsĀ  what is really under discussion is … Continue reading

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Dear Deer

I have a problem, deer. I have twelve acres of orchards, garden and kitchen garden, and we are surrounded by thousands of acres of moorland, forest (well what passes for forest here) and sheep/cattle grazing. Apart from the odd walkers … Continue reading

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The Joys of Narrow Country Lanes

For a crowded Island, where we live is remote. So when our septic tank looked like it needed emptying it proved a challenge to find someone with a truck small enough to get to us. Seven and a half ton … Continue reading

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Recycling scrap wood

We collect waste timber made (doors, window frames and windows, fascia boards and the like) once a fortnight for our wood burning range, supplying all our hot water, heating and cooking. Zero carbon footprint as it is all ‘old wood’. … Continue reading

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