We have set ourselves a target: in August this year we will aim to eat only food we have ground, picked wild or traded. We will attempt to avoid any food purchased from commercial outlets. There will be an issue about things we cannot produce ourselves such as wheat flour and tea so we are looking for a friendly shopkeeper who will be ready to trade these for eggs, jam, honey and other of our produce. Nevertheless, we will ration very closely these products.
We will be filming our activities and writing up a full record on this blog. Hopefully, once the monthn is up, we will be able to continue with what we started. We will need to do more research in advance and I suspect I will be going back to my wartime cookery books to look at alternatives to some of the things we have to buy. Potatoes can be used as a partial alternative to flour in some circumstances; honey will replace sugar; milk supplies will be dependent on our getting a goat (as will cheese and yoghurt).
So follow us to see how we get on. It should turn out to be quite an education for all of us.