D-Day for Rosemary

Arrived at 0800 to prepare for the kill. Farmers had already put the gallon drum over burners to boil, gantry was positioned beside it. Tables, instruments and equipment were set up. Farmer’s and our family had morning tea together then we went outside and did the kill. She went down quickly and once she was […]

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Fattening the Pig 2015

Today we went out to the farm to prepare our pig for slaughter next weekend. We separated the farmers’ boy from his 4 sisters and walked him up to the pens near the farmers’ house. He followed us happily, like a dog, very sweet. It was a bit more difficult to separate our girls but […]

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Spring Jobs 2015

Weather Rain – A few spits on Saturday but clear, fine weather rest of the week Temp – 5C to 18C Frost – Mild most mornings with morning fog Jobs Vege Patch – Spread sugar cane mulch on 2 garden beds, 2 remaining Orchard – Pruned trees of dead branches, fertilised all fruit trees will […]

Prepping for Summer Crops 2015

Weather Rain – A few spits on Saturday but clear, fine weather rest of the week Temp – 2C to 17C Frost – Mild most mornings with morning fog Jobs Veggie Patch – Finished weeding final bed, covered in mushroom compost. Spread blood and bone. Orchard – Weeded trees in chook pen and food forest, […]

Update – Summer 2014 (February)

Last year was a crazy busy year work and life wise and now I have space to breath I thought it would be a good time for an update on our goings on. Our house was finally finished and we moved in August last year. It is everything we wished it would be. Small (3 […]

Kitchen Garden Update

Well, we’ve been a little slack over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been playing with my camera. Here’s a couple of photos from our kitchen garden. More updates coming soon…

Forest Garden Update

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on the progress of our little forest garden. It’s coming along and we’ve been doing a lot of planting. A lot of work is also going into the eternal fight with the grass. We don’t want to use a synthetic weed mat, but it seems the grass […]

Monday Link Heaven

Another Monday rolls around and we have a pile of interesting articles to read. Enjoy! EAT We are just starting to get our heads around adding organ meats to our diets, actually eating heart, liver, kidneys etc. We want to overcome our distaste because we want to reduce wastage and improve our nutrition. We thought […]

The Bare Bones of a Food Forest – GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal

Despite some fairly atrocious weather over the weekend we managed to make a great start to our food forest, planting out most of our bare rooted orchard trees. After attending the food forest course at the Mulloon Institute, a couple of weeks of brain-storming and considering the various aspects impacting on our block we finally […]

Monday Link Heaven

Ok, so the Sunday link post has now become Monday’s weekly link update. Whatever the day it makes for some interesting reading. EAT 20 more reasons to have more honey in your life, need we say more? Can Red Meat Be Part of a Healthful Diet? This is an excellent article by Dr. Mercola on […]

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