Living off-grid you get to be more in control of your own schedule. You can roll down the hill and take an impromptu Tuesday afternoon fishing trip without asking anyone’s permission and the only consequence is some unexpected sunburn!
For three years now, our farm has remained unploughed. Whilst neighbouring farmers continue to pulverise their soil into dust up to four times a year we have followed a different path allowing the weeds and grasses to grow.
This year has been a very dry year and possibly as a result I’ve noticed a surge in butterflies flitting around and depositing their eggs all over my garden. Big fat juicy caterpillars have been munching their way through my broccolis and cabbages to the point where I have had to take action.