We're a family of 4 based in the North East of England and welcome you to follow us on our frugal journey from street house to small holding, fast food to self sufficiency (well as much as possible) and shop bought to home made. The highs and lows will all be recorded with lots of pictures along the way. From livestock to veggies and rides out on the horses to countryside walks with the dogs, we plan on making the most of every minute.
A comment on one of my posts a week or two ago from Frugal
in Essex said she hoped that our lives at the smallholding were everything we
hoped they would be.Combined with
something my husband said the other day, and having lived in our house 6 months
to the day, I thought it would be a good time to reflect.
It's an easy post really.
I have never in my life been more fulfilled, content and
happier than I am right now, living in our dream house, on our dream
smallholding with my amazing family.I
can honestly say that every day something makes me smile, even if it’s for a
split second....Walking back towards the
house from the field looking at how cosy and welcoming it looks or locking the geese away on a night, seeing the plants
grow from the seeds I nervously planted, riding out with my daughter on our
‘own’ bridle ways, standing with my husband amongst the hens discussing the
next venture, watching my son run around the garden chasing his football and
stopping to chat with the geese, warming the children’s clothes on the Aga,
looking at the hundred-year-old beams in the kitchen wondering who else looked
at them or sat on the window seat in Spring watching the horses graze, I truly,
truly appreciate every single one of these moments.
Yes the kids bicker, yes I lose my temper (wish I didn’t),
yes I feel rushed sometimes, yes there are days when I am totally unorganised
and none of the ideas Ihoped to achieve
seem within reach, but even with any of those things, you couldn’t get a more
content person that me right now.