Saturday, 25 June 2011

Pan - The Floating Farm Shop


I read about the narrowboat Pan recently in Country Living and was fascinated.  Jane and her husband live on the narrowboat and own several acres of canal side farm land in Oxfordshire.  They are about as self-sufficient as you can get.  They grow their own fruit and veg, keep livestock and sell their produce.  Thirsty walkers can get a welcome rest in their tea garden alongside the barge and tuck into homemade cakes and scones.  Jane used to take her son to school in a pony and trap and tie the pony up in the supermarket carpark.   It sounds idyllic and inspirational.  Definitely somewhere that I intend to visit very soon,   There is more about Jane and her barge at Granny Buttons.  Granny Buttons blog is also worth a visit anyway, it is a very informative and interesting blog about life on the canals and other musings.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

most excellent!!! will check that out!!

This is eek - forgot not to check the stay ssigned in box... anomlies of blogger! Shop sounds fab!!! I wan a simple life like that.

sue15cat said...

I read the article about Jane too, it sounds like a brilliant life.

Sue xx

VallyP said...

How wonderful! I think that would be my ideal life! Thanks for posting it Fran!

Mal's Allotment said...

Our local narrowboat (on the Union Canal) has branched out from from evening dining cruises to afternoon teas when it is moored. Today they had a new sign: New - gluten free cakes

Powell River Books said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to live. Thanks for sharing the link. - Margy

Erica said...

I want a simple life like that. Thanks for sharing!

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Sammi and Joe said...

Hi Fran

Thanks 4 popping by, I hope your herb garden is going well & you are enjoying the summer

xxxxx Sammi

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like a lovely shop! Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

CherylK said...

What a great life you're having. I'm going to stop by Granny Buttons...thanks for linking to it.