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Slowdown Farm   |   Live Less Ordinary

A small sustainable farm nestled in the rolling Bretagne countryside cultivating fresh food and alternative ideas for health and happiness.

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Cauliflower Crisis

Cauliflower Crisis

It’s not all sunbeams and smiles down on the farm. Especially when it comes to the brassica family.

Two years on…

Two years on…

As we mark our second year in France, it seems apt to look back and ask, was it all worth it?

A patio

A patio

Our newly-built herb garden felt adrift from the house. It needed a new connection.

Summer

Summer

For most, summer is the season of rest and relaxation. For us farmers, it’s when all the magic happens.

Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

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 Pesto Pasta

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Vegan, fresh and fragrant – homemade pesto sauce with a subtle nutty flavour and a lemony zing.

A Courtyard

A Courtyard

With the buildings renovated, it’s time to improve access to them and tidy up the outside.

Watering

Watering

A vital component for any gardener, manage the watering regime and you’ll forever have happy plants.

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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.

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1 Chef de Ville, 56490
Ménéac, France

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