How I Got Here
Some years ago, on impulse, we shook hands with a Portuguese couple purchasing their ruin in the middle of a muddy field with no mains services.
Some years later, we have created a home but continue to live off grid, using solar power for electricity, a borehole for water and our own water treatment system.
It has to be said this can be peppered with its fair share of success and disaster, which keeps us on our toes and means there is never a dull moment just 'living'! No flick of a switch without first considering if there is enough power in the battery or whether the borehole is working at full capacity ;))
Added to this I breed 'pretty' pigs, have two springer spaniels, two adopted kitty cats, and treat friends and family (both human and animal) with natural remedies... We are loving our adventure and I'm excited to share with you some stories and photographs of life and love in the Baixo Alentejo area of Portugal...