After many years of wanting to do something different, I finally made a decision to spend a few months living on my best friend’s permaculture farm in central Portugal. These blog entries are about that decision, the preparation and the adventure!
I’ve been in Coelhosa nearly a fortnight now, and in Portugal nearly six months – how the time has flown! Considering I came here to “scratch an itch” and was almost certain I wouldn’t like ...Read More
Here in Portugal, June is most definitely the month of the grass seed. They get everywhere – in my boots, in my socks, I even found one in my pyjamas last night! Who would believe a simple seed coul...Read More
Living on the farm in central Portugal has given me a lot of time to reflect on what I want and don’t want in life. I don’t know that I’ve had a huge amount of insight though, as yet! One thing ...Read More
It’s been a good few weeks since I last wrote a blog post, so apologies … I travelled back to the UK on 1st May – just for a week, to see the family, celebrate my daughter’s 25th birthday and ...Read More
As this is a working farm with animals raised for meat, I was (kind of) prepared to be involved with slaughtering at some stage, though I have to admit I was very apprehensive about the idea. But, sad...Read More
Being a Londoner through and through, I never had much to do with animals as a kid, not least farm animals. In fact, to me farmers were characters out of Topsy and Tim books, so you can imagine my sur...Read More