A Little Patch of Heaven – Going self-sufficient.

A Little Patch of Heaven – Going self-sufficient.

We had a visit today from Jacqueline as she wanted some of my sweet, sweet harvest of Aloe Vera plants. She is a really interesting person. She is going self-sufficient and trying to make everything herself. And I mean everything. She made her own chicken coup, chicken run, grows everything from scratch, makes her own oats etc. 

In all honesty, I am suffering from deep gardening envy. I have an indoor garden for sure, but do I have chickens? Do I? No. I do not. One thing I did learn was that extraneous shoots or leaves on a tomato plant are called ‘suckers’, so naturally, I waited till I was alone and then cut them with scissors saying ‘Take that sucka.’

What do you think of going self-sufficient? What would you grow? And if you could have one farm yard animal, what would it be? I would have a goat. No reason for this. I just like goats. 

Take care buddies, 



About davidmbeecroft

Hello and welcome to my blog. Please feel free to have an explore. My name is David Beecroft. I am 38 years old. I co-founded and ran a small scale touring theatre company called Screwed & Clued in 1998. I went on to tour the Canadian Fringe Theatre Festival circuit over the following five years. I have written six original plays, the last ‘The Poe Show’ won a Best in Fest award at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival. I worked in a social care setting for ten years and now work in a special needs school. I have sent my first novel off to agents and considering self-publishing if that does not work. I co-host a radio show on Surrey Hills Community Radio called Daves of the Week where we feature charities for a six week period. I live with my fiance and two pet Degus. I started this blog when suffering from depression and attending therapy, so a large part of this blog was about my experience and thoughts of that. Since then I am in a much better place and I write about life after depression and how I stay (or try to) ahead of it happening again. I also like to look at the happier sides of life and try to put a positive spin on serious subjects.

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