We have been exploring ways of
becoming self sufficient in our energy needs. A wind turbine for
electricity, solar and wood for hot water and heating.
From simple solutions like
the hearth that is still heart of our home (as it has been for 350
years), to the heights of modern technology with our new log and
pellet system that pumps water to all our main buildings providing
underfloor heating in winter.
Our oak woodland is big
enough to supply our fuel needs with good management. The wood
processing, however does take up a huge proportion of our time.