Welcome to our barn in Cumbria, our rural idyll.

This blog is about living a more rural life, loving and exploring our surroundings, learning about our countryside and the people that inhabit it, chicken keeping, parenting and as well as all that there’s plenty of general nonsense and rantings thrown in too.

At the minute I can often be found on the garden, digging over an unused and unloved patch to create a vegetable garden, I also have a workshop I hide from the kids in, and work on various craft projects, or sow seeds ready to be planted in the veg patch (when it’s finally dug).  On my more maternal, and patient, days I even make it into the kids crafty barn to do some painting or crafts with them.

We regularly venture out onto the Lake District hills with our two children, trying to burn off some energy and nurture a love of all things wild.  We’re hoping we don’t just end up scaring them off it for life.