The Camper Van Challenge

In our last post we told you all that we had made the decision to buy a van and convert it into a camper. From making that decision we scoured websites and social media sites for all van sales. Well our dream has started to become a reality as we have now purchased our Van!! … Continue reading The Camper Van Challenge

Going Green(house)

Hi all, Hope everyone is safe and well. As some of you know, we fenced off part of the front garden to give us a larger area of back garden. In an earlier post we used this area to build a poly-tunnel and place it ready for us to try and grow in a greenhouse. … Continue reading Going Green(house)

Raising our Hopes

Hi all, hope everyone is safe and well. After last years experimentation on the potatoes, we decided to change the way we wanted to grow them. Instead of growing in bags (which didn't yield a big crop just a couple of meals) we want to try for a bigger crop. Having built two large raised … Continue reading Raising our Hopes

Fence of Dreams

Build it and the Polytunnel will Come Tony's plan of building the fence at the side of the house, was one of the earliest plans. The original plan that was sketched out roughly in the beginning, has now become a reality, with a few small changes to it here and there. The few things that … Continue reading Fence of Dreams

Ha-Pea in the Garden

After the terrible winds we had a few days back, our wonderful pea trellis came crashing down! Luckily the Sweetcorn hadn’t been planted out yet in the neighbouring raised bed. We have now put that back up and secured it with wood that is a hell of a lot stronger than canes and nailed them … Continue reading Ha-Pea in the Garden

First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Happy Easter everyone!! We had a visit today from the Easter Bunny! He left the munchkins some chocolatey goodies in our empty stone planters and raised beds. We have been making some great steps in the garden recently. From the last post you have seen we now have the raised beds down, and broccoli seeds … Continue reading First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Growing Our Dream

We've had quite a few exciting things happen in the garden over the past week. We have finally got the raised beds down!!! WOOHOO!!! We started by laying them out, then hammered them in so they don't move. The soil in the garden is mostly like clay, so now the weather is warm, it is … Continue reading Growing Our Dream

Pathway to a Better Life

In the back garden there was a crazy paving pathway along the fence and in front of the big boy tree stumps. This needed to be removed so we can have more area to plant our vegetables.  https://videopress.com/v/BJ3G4mJu?preloadContent=metadata So armed with a spade and a break in the weather, I set to the task of … Continue reading Pathway to a Better Life