madly mulchin'

madly mulchin’

A couple of lovely sunny yet still cool Spring days, has seen quite a bit of prep being done around the garden. The wanna-be food forest got a much-needed weeding and mulching, ready for the onslaught of summer, with a nice thick layer of wood-chip. We’re hoping to have all the garden beds better prepared … Read moremadly mulchin’

August Update #2

August Update #2

And here we are – back again already with round 2 of the August update !

With the heat of last summer gone and the cool days of winter still in the air – it was time to get the big veggie beds back into service.

Last summer was so incredibly hot and dry, that there came a point when we decided

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August Update #1

August Update #1

Somewhere along the way, a blog post that we thought had been put up, has gone missing… 🙁
Hence why we’re now here with an ‘August Update’, that’s probably going to be quite huuuuuge!

It’s almost unfathomable all that has gone on in the last few months, so we’re going to

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Blueberry Cookies

MPs Blueberry Cookies

HISTORY:
We were gifted four of these precious homemade biscuits by a lovely Lady (MP) who lives out Ravenshoe way.
They were delicious, but had something in them we couldn’t quite work-out…

MP kindly shared her recipe, and due to the rainy weather and flooding around the Farm – which prevents the majority of outdoor activities – today the recipe has had its maiden voyage at Strigidae Farm.

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bye 2018

Bye 2018!

And here we are already, saying “Bye 2018“… It’s thoroughly ridiculous, it feels like this year was only a few months long!! Alas – if you’re waiting to see some snappy photos of our internal wall lining, we’re sorry but you’ll have to wait a bit longer! The panel did finally arrive at the hardware … Read moreBye 2018!

Lemon Cordial

Lemon Cordial

Old-fashioned lemon cordial Makes: approx 1.2L Ingredients 1 kg sugar 1 litre water 1 tablespoon citric acid 1 tablespoon tartaric acid zest of two lemons (optional) juice of 6 lemons, strained (350ml once strained) Instructions Add the sugar, water, citric and tartaric acids to a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmering point, stirring … Read moreLemon Cordial