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Permaculture, Preparedness, Homesteading & Survival

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Start of the Story

This page is a diary of one Family's Attempts to Survive the Times, in Southend-on-Sea.

So let's set the scene;
We are the Foster family. We live in a mid-terraced house close to the town centre, with a very small garden. As a working class family with no background in any kind of homesteading/self reliance, if we can do it, anyone can!

The motley crew consists of Husband and Wife team Richard and Carly in their twenties, with a two year old terrible toddler Logan and a 3 month old dribbling daughter Aurora.

In the times of our grandparents it was not out of the ordinary for people to grow their own food, keep a few chickens for eggs and build/repair things for themselves. So why is it not the norm today?
Perhaps that is why families can no longer survive on one income and struggle to make ends meet, because we have lost the skills to produce some of the things we need for ourselves. My grandparents always grew fruit and veg. My great granddad was serial DIYer, his garage was full of so many homemade contraptions it looked like a game of Mousetrap! and nan was always rather proud of the fact that every now and again a bottle of home brewed ginger beer would explode in the shed! it is these types of skills we seem to be slowly losing as a society, and I would dearly like to learn these skills before they all but disappear,

In this blog we will try to avoid the "get a bloke in" mentality and try to do as much as we can for ourselves with the goal of becoming as self reliant as possible. We have no doubt that this will involve a lot of hard work, blood sweat and tears and the occasional mudfight, so strap yourselves in, it's going to be a bumpy journey but we hope you enjoy the ride!



  1. Sounds like a great plan! :) Me and the hubby are trying to do the same, so wishing you lots of luck :)

    1. Thank you for the support Undomestic Diva, wishing you and yours all the best on your adventure, thanks for reading! :)


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