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.

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 →

Try horse milk with PumpjackPiddlewick

‘Only in France’ are the words that pop into my mind when I came across Horse Milk (Chevalait) in our local French market. And of course, because I didn’t even know that you could get milk from horses (though, yeah, if you think about it… duh, cows, goats…mares), I hadRead More →

How having a busted computer simplified my life at PumpjackPiddlewick

At the beginning of last summer an ant got into my laptop. The next thing I knew I did not have use of the A C F N and X keys. Not to mention a few numbers and symbols. Life on a busted computer ground to a snails pace. EmailsRead More →