Slowdown Farm | Live Less Ordinary
Sweet chestnuts are one of nature’s treasures. Here’s a recipe to turn these rich pickings into a delicious nut loaf.
Out of the spotlight, millions of us migrants are trying to figure out how to stop Brexit from ruining our lives.
What to do with a boring courgette? Try spicing it up into a hearty soup.
After two years on the tools, it’s a good time to recap where we’re at now and what comes next.
It’s not all sunbeams and smiles down on the farm. Especially when it comes to the brassica family.
As we mark our second year in France, it seems apt to look back and ask, was it all worth it?
Spice up your veg with this delicious vegan curry.
Our newly-built herb garden felt adrift from the house. It needed a new connection.
For most, summer is the season of rest and relaxation. For us farmers, it’s when all the magic happens.
Chapter 13: Work hard, play hard. I’ve been there and didn’t like it. Now I’m happy with a slower pace, the quality’s much better.
Vegan, fresh and fragrant – homemade pesto sauce with a subtle nutty flavour and a lemony zing.
With the buildings renovated, it’s time to improve access to them and tidy up the outside.
We’re Emily and Iain. After 20 years together in the UK we sought a radical life change from overworked jobs, endless bills and scant leisure time. So we drafted an escape plan and in 2016 put it into action.
Now, in our attempt to live the good life, we are in France renovating an old farm back from the brink in a sustainable and low-impact way; with a lot more time available than money.
This is our journey. Follow in real-time as we settle in another country, become self-sufficient and try to survive. We’re not here to preach, but we are here to inspire.