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Two large trees in the backyard

The extended drought this summer, with four consecutive heatwaves one of the worst on record, leaving parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers panicking about lost crops and a looming milk shortage, has also left little hope of a decent walnut harvest at Les Pierres, where we house two large trees in the backyard that under normal circumstance produce enough fruit to last us throughout the forthcoming winter. 

Indeed, so far there are few and they are tiny, but beholding their blessed beauty while collecting them in one of our prettier antique French ironstone bowls helps to keep any disappointment at bay. 

Trying to make ones life sustainable is more than a personal choice and almost automatically leads to a multitude of decisions you have never even thought of before. On this website we share what works for us, or woefully no longer works, obviously without claiming the same for you.

We hope that our journey towards a supplementary comprehensive celebration of nature’s beauty might just clear a pathway forward for you too, perhaps challenges a revealing reconsideration, or simply provides for an equally indispensable diversion.

Can we change the world through food? We believe we can and we support Slow Food, a global movement of local communities and activists across more than 160 countries. Together we defend cultural and biological diversity, promote food education and the transfer of traditional knowledge and skills.