A Missed Turning Point

UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the next decade is critical to limit the climate catastrophe that is already beginning to unravel all over the globe. I have a feeling that historians 100 years on from now will look back on this particular election and the frivolous and trifling Brexit debate leading up…

Could Tree Planting Work?

The nuances of tree planting schemes worth thinking about.

Why Go Barefoot?

An introduction to barefoot minimalist shoes, the theory and mechanics of it and some reviews.

Volunteer Travelling

I left the UK at the end of September and it has been 8 months travelling mostely in France. I am now heading back to the UK in mid June to earn some money and the current plan is to explore the Spanish side of the Pyrenees – Catalunya – next year. As the time…

Straw Bale Build: Foundation

On our days off from the caravan rebuild, we’ve been helping a local French man Philippe who is building a straw bale house. He built his garage using the same technique last year as a test. This year, he’ll be building his house of about 45m squared 5.5 x 8, a little bigger than what…

Last Few Week’s Update: May/June

La Montaigne Magique In May, we stayed for two weeks at La Montaigne Magique. We picked super nutritious nettle and bramble shoots to be dried, sorted through wild rosemary buds, created balms using various macerations and helped set up a terrace herb garden. The hosts were always generous in sharing their knowledge and allowed us…

Tree a Week: Pine

Methuselah is one of the world’s oldest living organisms at around 4,600 years old.

Composting

A short introduction to composting with some really useful tips that could get you well ahead.