Our quest for self sufficiency and green living
At Crackpot Cottage we spend much of our time finding ways to be as self sufficient as possible, whilst keeping mother nature happy.
And so we build and dig and plant and harvest, and return what we don't need for ourselves back to the land (or give it to the hens!).
We have plenty to keep us busy, rain or shine (mostly rain!), whatever the season such as:
hens for eggs and meat
lots of flower beds and lawns
plenty of hedges and natural fencing
and the list goes on.......
Here we share with you our triumphs and failures, and all the hard work and attention our land needs.
Living in the countryside isn't as cosy and idyllic as people imagine but is certainly very rewarding!
Emanuela & Karen
Composting Toilets – The Bucket System
How to increase self-sufficiency - watching what most people consider an unpleasant waste product (human poo) becoming something of value, simply through the natural process of decomposition.