55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself!

  As the cost of living continues to rise and concerns about what we are putting into and onto our bodies increase, we kill two birds with one stone* and bring you 55 homemade toiletries you can make yourself! Go online and you may find yourself inundated with beauty tidbits and info about skincare products.… Read More

Patience is a virtue… just not ours

    We have waited patiently for the right time to move for years. For as long as I can remember – certainly at least a decade as I remember discussing it when Harry was a baby – we’ve been making plans for a more self-sufficient life. We knew what we had to do in… Read More

Another step closer to living our dream…

      A couple of weeks ago we announced that the time had finally come for us to go and realise our long-held dream of living a more self-sufficient life.  For those who commented and emailed us to say that this part of our lives would make a great book – yes, we agree!… Read More

How to make butter

      Making your own butter is so easy to do.  You don’t need any special equipment at all and you only need one ingredient.  The whole process from beginning to end takes 15 minutes at most. Price-wise, here is the breakdown.  Tesco currently sell 250g of Anchor butter for £1.70, or you could… Read More

A productive homemade weekend

    Our dreams of self-sufficiency and living off our own land are still far off but it isn’t stopping us from finding out how self-sufficient we can become from where we currently are. This weekend has seen our kitchen step up into full productivity mode. We have begun making our own bread daily –… Read More

Is the horsemeat saga another reason we should go back to basics?

    For a long time now Mike and I have been re-thinking our family’s lifestyle.  About five years ago we opted to stop buying the cheaper meats and instead eat more veg-based meals so that when we did eat meat we could afford the organic version instead. Our dream of moving to a place… Read More