I'm Scottish and moved to France about 25 years ago. My boyfriend Fabrice is French and has lived in our village all his life.
We run an Angora goat and sheep farm and keep pigs, chickens and other livestock. We're living in a the first part of our self build house and still building an extension which is taking ages. We're off grid and produce all the food we need but we do sometimes buy food - especially exotic fruit and chocolate !
We have an open farm - visitors are welcome and if we've time, we'll show you round. We have a lot of guests who come here to learn about smallholding, self-sufficiency, foraging, off-grid living etc. (Everything that we do really !) That helps to supplement our farming income and we meet some great new people.
I'm passionate about living simply, I always have been. I did a permaculture course in the early 80s and a lot of what I heard and have found out about since, such using renewable resources, gardening, animal welfare, building and making things, sharing resources and so on comes under the Permaculture 'umbrella'. Fabrice has always lived the way we do. He is a great builder, singer, gamekeeper and registered trapper and a responsible hunter. He speaks good English, but computers don't do anything for him at all.
The magic of the internet means that I can share what we're doing and find out what you're up to too, without having to leave home - which I can't do often because of our animals and to honest I don't really want to anyway because it's so nice here.
If you've had time to look through some of my photographs, you know a lot about me already !
Photos of hardworkinghippy (2)
- Rocket Stove - Poêle Dragon / Poêle de masse rocket 88 photos, 5 members
- The Magic of Nature 413,592 photos, 10,424 members
- Fabrication maison 459 photos, 31 members
- What plant is that? 39,791 photos, 5,381 members
- Bushcraft 1,453 photos, 162 members
- Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Rejoice! 2,427 photos, 276 members
- l'energie solaire 310 photos, 12 members
- Regards de femmes (Group Reserved for the women) 21,129 photos, 566 members
- EnergyStead 83 photos, 28 members
- I visited the Centre for Alternative Technology 75 photos, 12 members
- Permaculture français 230 photos, 21 members
- Chickens ROCK!! 16,581 photos, 2,370 members
- Autour du Potager 1,840 photos, 113 members
- GMOFreefoodworld~sansOGM~Gentechnikfrei~NoQuieroTRANSGÉNICOS 5,660 photos, 650 members
- The Little Things ~ 82,468 photos, 2,678 members
- A Life Deeply Lived 1,275 photos, 57 members
- [re]evolver 395 photos, 75 members
- Sustainable thinking 2,197 photos, 432 members
- Installations photovoltaïques 1 photo, 11 members
- Where We Cook 1,651 photos, 228 members
- I develop sostenible / permaculture 599 photos, 191 members
- Guardian gardening blog 1,065 photos, 102 members
- Ecological village 1,385 photos, 208 members
- Dachshunds On The Move 7,529 photos, 817 members
- You drew it, now do it! 100 photos, 34 members
- skint...getting by creatively and gracefully 2,322 photos, 182 members
- Foodista 85,103 photos, 1,822 members
- The frugal kitchen (photo's & recipes) 9,444 photos, 738 members
- Permaculture 13th-23rd August 2008 34 photos, 2 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 13,749 photos, 4,033 members
- Downsizer 207 photos, 17 members
- The Unpretentious Garden 11,047 photos, 984 members
- Fennel and Fern: the Stylish Gardening Blog 2,205 photos, 189 members
- Rural Skills 507 photos, 92 members
- Garden Structures and Details 4,657 photos, 407 members
- Pergola 799 photos, 180 members
- You Grow Girl: Garden Show & Tell 9,995 photos, 973 members
- Animal Health and Diseases 340 photos, 62 members
- My Kind of Picture Gallery 61,249 photos, 3,570 members
- Our world of nature 85,125 photos, 2,946 members
- Natural Fiber Art 4,542 photos, 284 members
- Wind Power 3,933 photos, 683 members
- Développement Durable 1,007 photos, 216 members
- Rustic food 20,065 photos, 1,055 members
- The Kitchen Garden~Potager~Allotment 1,648 photos, 135 members
- SUDS Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems 674 photos, 233 members
- Gardening for Wildlife 1,197 photos, 269 members
- Corners of My Home 110,805 photos, 12,246 members
- Wild Food. 683 photos, 209 members
- The OTHER Adobe - Hand built houses 4,272 photos, 497 members
"Seeing hardworkinghippy's photos is inspiring, I am amazed at how truly hardworking she is. As I try to manage and cultivate my dream of being an organic farmer here in California, she is doing it in real time half a world away. Thank you for your photos."
July 14th, 2008
London Permaculture says:
"Always a real joy to see developments of the garden - a collection of photos I'm always coming back to."
August 19th, 2007
- August 2005
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- La Ferme de Sourrou