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

Essentialism

I recently listened to this podcast - an interview with Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. And it got me thinking about the essential and non-essential within my own endeavours. I as much as the next person can get side-tracked or speed-tracked into the pursuit of the urgent but often frivolous. To date… Continue reading Essentialism

The question that drives you

What is the question that drives you? The one that keeps you awake at night (in a good way)? For me it is questions like "where have all the oats gone?" "why are crofters not growing rye anymore?" and How can small food production on our croft be closed loop?" You can blanket these questions under… Continue reading The question that drives you