Hello, thank you for the interest in our blog! We’re Karen and Rich, ex-townies who exchanged city life for ‘The Good Life’ 10 years ago by moving to a small rural village in Bedfordshire, UK. Our home stands on a large plot with roughly 1/3 of an acre of garden, here we grow vegetables, fruit trees and keep chickens and ducks.
We love blogging about our garden smallholding and hope to inspire others to have a go at living the good life and become garden smallholders too! You don’t need as much space as we have, the average-size garden can keep a family in vegetables for most of the year. Don’t forget to check out your local allotments if space really is tight, some sites allow chickens too.
Karen also grows vegetables on her allotment in the village and writes an allotment blog http://www.pumpkinsandbunting.com.
Karen is the main blog author and enjoys photography, foraging and cooking with fresh home produce.
Rich is a recognised marketing professional and the handy man around the garden smallholding.
We hope you enjoy reading about our garden smallholding and life with our feathery friends, the blog has many years of information regarding growing your own and chicken keeping so please do use the search option if you’re looking for particular information. You can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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