The last two years I have started a seasonal tradition of reviewing and publishing our personal carbon footprint for the year. The year is not yet over, so arguably a bit early, but it's a rough rainy day here in Lochaber and so a good day to contemplate in the big brown chair by the… Continue reading 2020 Doughies Family Carbon Footprint
Last year I published our 2018 carbon footprint, and now can say how we got on in 2019. Below is a graph showing the last two years side by side:- Exploring each category in turn as a comparison to last year:- Electricity We used a bit more electricity (7504kWh) in 2019 compared to 6660 kWh… Continue reading 2019 Doughies Family Carbon Footprint
I have been curious to look at our personal carbon footprint, and having done so thought I would share it on the blog. Hunting around for a good personal carbon footprint calculator I came across the super useful Carbon Independent site run by Ian & Margaret Campbell. I resonated in particular with the explanatory notes on each… Continue reading 2018 Doughies Family Carbon Footprint
Originally posted in Issue 11 (April 2017) of the SCF Crofter magazine:- As I look out of our croft house window, drinking a mug of Kvass (a home brew ferment made with waste rye bread), my eyes are drawn to the bare inbye fields, and I wonder - where have all the oats gone? … Continue reading Where have all the oats gone?