Steph asked me to add some detail photos showing the blocks from the quilt I bought in a charity shop, so here they are.
This blog is supposed to be a journal describing the Rimmer family's journey to greater self-sufficiency. We dream one day of having a smallholding and giving up our full-time jobs. So far we have got an allotment and two chickens in the back yard.
It's a quiet time of year on the allotment. There are still some root vegetables in the ground - kohl rabi, beetroot, carrots and swedes. They can stay there safely until we need them as long as the ground doesn't freeze. And there are some onions slowly growing that will be ready next year. Even the chickens are laying less as the days get shorter, and I had to buy eggs from a shop last week as we had run out.
We're depending on the weekly organic veg box delivery and trips to the local shops. If we were really self sufficient we would have spent the summer preserving and storing the food we grew, and now we would be living on it.