Healthy lifestyle

You are what you eat. The lucky thing about homesteading in France is we have our own vegetable garden, have access to amazing quality artisan foods and cook everything from scratch. Add in some clean country air and a farmers lifestyle and there’s little we could do to be healthier.

No news is good news at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was sat on the ground weeding the other day, contemplating. Is there a direct correlation between no news and happiness? You see, I don’t watch, listen or read the news. (And by ‘news’ I mean main stream media news.) Why? Let me back up a bit and tell aRead More →

Last year I planted Chamomile, with no great success. I tried it in various places and had a little bit grow around my homemade birdbath. It produced one really good bunch of flowers, which were duly harvested and made into Chamomile tea. But what I had forgotten, when I hadRead More →

There are ways to save money on food whilst still eating healthy. Some ideas from PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat less (something I definitely don’tRead More →

How to cook for a vegetarian or vegan at PumpjackPiddlewick

I remember when I was 17 and I declared to my mother that I was going to be a vegetarian. She said of course I was, and proceeded to ignore me. She wasn’t going to go out of her way, as she put it, “for a phase” and learn howRead More →