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February 3, 2012

it’s not easy being green.

The Strawbridge family are going green.TV presenter,inventor and engineer Dick, wife Brigit and their children, James and Charlotte, take on a 300-year-old farmhouse in Cornwall – with three acres of land, a leaky roof and no plumbing, electricity or home comforts in sight.

Their aim is to live a 21st-century lifestyle but to be self-sufficient in energy and food. They’d like to produce little or no waste and remove their dependence on fossil fuels. Retired Lieutenant-Colonel Dick explains:“We’re definitely not eco-warriors. We aren’t prepared to give up our creature comforts for long. We want our coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine.”

Ep2
The Strawbridge family take on a 300-year-old farmhouse in Cornwall with three acres of land, a leaky roof and no home comforts. Their aim is to live a 21st-century lifestyle and be self-sufficient in energy and food. In this episode they build a greenhouse which keeps itself warm at night, construct a solar shower and start to rear their own pigs for meat.

Ep3
All the hard work is beginning to pay dividends after three months. The rescued battery hens arrive and Dick attaches a generator to the waterwheel to create electricity – but will the lights work?

Ep4
Dick and Brigit take advice on how to heat their ramshackle, damp farmhouse as winter approaches and Dick reluctantly decides it’s time to give up his gas-guzzling motor and turn chip fat into bio-diesel.

Ep5
The family switch off mains water and install their first wind turbine to pump water from a spring.

Ep6
It’s the festive season and the pigs are about to be butchered, but not everyone’s happy. While inventor and engineer Dick can’t wait to make his own hams, bacon and sausages, wife Brigit vows to become vegetarian.

Ep7
Dick installs a second wind turbine and constructs a composting loo. It does not meet universal favour!

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