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
2019 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
2018 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
Where have all the oats gone?
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?