On Friday, Pinkie will ill. I found her in the morning unwilling to get up. She had been vomiting and was not interested in eating any food. I decided to call the vet who checked her over in the afternoon. It seems she had eaten something toxic, though what, we don't know. She was given an antibiotic and vitamin injection.
I'm pleased to say she recovered by the end of the day when she happily ate handfuls of carrots.
Until 2009 I was working in London, UK, but I gave it up to pursue a life of self-sufficiency. My aim is to grow or forage for all my food, produce my own power and live a healthier and greener lifestyle. I left London to return to my home village of Sunniside, near Newcastle, in the North East of England. I have a couple of plots of land there as well as the garden of my house. Our village is a commuter area for Newcastle but we are surrounded by countryside which we use for picking wild foods. My mission in life is to show that it is possible to live well without destroying the planet in the process. I am also keen to ensure knowledge of historic recipes and cooking is kept alive. I regularly try out recipes from old cookbooks using the food we have grown. I make videos about our progress and about how to cook home-grown foods. These can be viewed on www.youtube.com/jonathanwallace.