Our Family

Hello there.

We are a family of seven – and you’re joining us part-way along a really long road to a self-sufficient and sustainable life.  We are also Buddhist and two of our little children have profound autism, so living simply and enjoying the quiet, peaceful, outdoor spaces around us, is not only a wish, it’s a necessity.

We don’t own a farm, we live in a normal house, with a relatively smallish back garden, sandwiched between miles of protected ancient woodlands to the north and an encroaching big city just minutes to the south, with a buffer of farmland around the English village we live in.

We thought it would be a great thing for our four boys and tiny girl* to see all of their adventures written up in one place for them to read – but if this family blog inspires someone to try a simple home-cooked meal, switch out a chemical product for a natural one, take their children camping, pull on a pair of boots and walk through puddles, or even plant a single sunflower seed – we’re more than happy.

If you would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you and we always make an effort to respond to every message we receive.

Either leave us a comment on any of the posts or find us at:





Tiny Potager YouTube Channel

*Edited to include our little daughter, born 2018.

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