Nicki has been teaching me how to make cheese: ricotta and fromage blanc so far. Their neighbour Nick is a dairy farmer so access to volumes of fresh milk is easy.
Richard and Nicki's home is remote but they are virtually self sufficient:
Eggs from their hens, honey from their bees, fruit trees bearing lemons, plums, apples and pears, a thriving veg patch with plans for a poly tunnel and fruit cage. Neighbouring farmers swap meat for Richard's latest catch of shark or crayfish.
Just no vineyard (yet!)
We had a great time staying and catching up on their Pacific island cruise on Tintin which they continued after we left last July from Fiji.