Welcome to Farm In My Pocket (‘FIMP’), a growing resource for the self-sufficient homesteader.
Anyone trying to become more self-sufficient, whether on a multi-acre rural plot or in an urban back garden, will run into all sorts of unexpected questions – things like:
- What’s the easiest way to take the skin off a sweet chestnut?
- How big is a ‘ten-rod’ allotment?
- How can I stop my chickens from pecking each other’s feathers?
How to use this site
Whatever you want to know, type a few keywords into the search bar, or click on the categories in the green bar to see lists of our existing self-sufficiency articles. Self-sufficiency is a big topic and the site is still developing, but we’re adding new content all the time. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to use the contact form to ask a question – we can’t guarantee to give you an answer, but we’ll certainly try!
The Farm In My Pocket Authors
Andy McKee is an author, pharmacist and home brewer. He is passionate about growing food, and believes that everyone needs to become more interested in what they eat. Together with his wife and family Andy has recently moved to New Zealand where he is learning to get the most out of a small suburban plot, and trying to get his head around growing in a very different climate. He makes bread for his local time bank.
Mark Gatter is an author who has an irresistible urge to grow vegetables. This invariably means he plants loads of seeds far too early, every year. Fortunately, he plants at the right time, too. He encourages people to try growing their own food whenever and wherever possible: in pots, on windowsills, in polytunnels. After all, it’s easy! And then you know where it came from! He lives in Northumberland where he plans to grow a mango this year…along with some more conventional choices.