Hello, thank you for the interest in our blog. Over 10 years ago we exchanged city life for ‘The Good Life’ and moved to rural Bedfordshire, UK. Here we grow our own food organically and keep chickens in a large garden.
We hope to inspire others to try their hand at self-sufficiency 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 is the main gardener and author for the blog, she also grows food on her nearby allotment which she is passionate about and enjoys photography, foraging and cooking with fresh home produce.
We hope you enjoy reading about our garden smallholding, allotment 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.
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Karen & Rich