Collecting, chopping and curing firewood in the UK

Collecting, chopping and curing firewood in the UK

Why am I collecting and cutting wood? There’s nothing better than cooking on an open fire, the taste of the outdoors is something that just cannot be replicated in a kitchen. From baked potatoes to slow roasted chicken, the smokey flavour is irresistible. When I moved to this house, the...Read more
Bike to work, riding in on your daily commute

Bike to work, riding in on your daily commute

Riding my bike Article written by a cyclist who commutes 50 miles per week to work Riding your bike to work is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. There is also the added benefit to your health, riding a bike is a very effective form of...Read more
The Eco Friendly home UK – Cleaning products & pet care

The Eco Friendly home UK – Cleaning products & pet care

Basic ingredients for Ecologically friendly cleaning products Keeping your home clean without the use of harsh chemicals is not as hard, or as much work as you might think. Even the preparation of eco friendly products takes very like time, and utilises only 3 main ingredients: 1. Apple cider vinegar...Read more
How to be Green in the UK

How to be Green in the UK

The Eco friendly buzz; what being ‘Eco’ is all about? So whats being more ‘Ecological’ all about and is it for you? Well, the facts are that although it might not be for you, it is a change you should be considering. We are at a cross roads in the...Read more
Environmental impact of meat production

Environmental impact of meat production

Environmental impact of animal agriculture One issue that gets brought up a lot this day and age is the effects of eating meat on our planet, the animal and ourselves. This topic is usually addressed with a carte blanche response of either ‘We need to stop eating meat’ to ‘I...Read more
Backyard Chickens & Digging out the vegetable patch

Backyard Chickens & Digging out the vegetable patch

Progress in the Backyard Farm Today saw some more work go into the Backyard Farm – mainly concentrating on converting the shed into a chicken coop and some work creating and turning over my new vegetable patch! First I started off by making some space to get working on the...Read more
What vegetables should I grow in the UK?

What vegetables should I grow in the UK?

Before I start trying to turn my garden into an Eden it would be a good idea for me to consider the local climate which is the North West of England, United Kingdom. It is a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters. We have 4 seasons, Spring, Summer,...Read more
Taking back control of our food!

Taking back control of our food!

Not so long ago, people used to be in control of their food sources, it was not Supermarkets that people went to but local markets with local food. Our food was farmed in way that was both beneficial to the land, animals and the consumer. Vegetable & meat in Britain...Read more
Welcome to the Backyard Farm

Welcome to the Backyard Farm

I’ve lived in British Suburbia for most of my life, like most people in my position, I have been thinking more and more about my Carbon Footprint & impact on the environment. Ways such as my travel choices, food consumption and energy use. Over the past few years I have...Read more