• There she blows!

    We got very lucky this time round – with the cyclone dropping down further south. We were concerned that our first cyclone on the Farm was going to be this one, and whilst we prepared as well as we could, there was definitely some angst about how we would fare. As happens when events like this pop up – one tends to have a quiet word to “the above” – which in our case is always to two in particular, of our departed relatives: Dallas & Mac. Just a general kind of “please keep us, and our kids and grandies – safe“. Well we had a bit of a discussion…

  • Cyclone Prep

    Looks like we’re in for a ‘compulsory’ weekend clean up around the Farm!! The possibility of a late cyclone has reared its head, and according to the media-of-the-moment, it may well cross the coast late sunday or early monday. Of course cyclones never go according to plan – so its always a case of watch and wait, but while you’re doing the watching and the waiting, it does pay to do some cleaning up, just in case – and so that you aren’t rushing about at the last minute – thoroughly unprepared if it does turn up! Sooooo – instead of planting out into the now-filled big garden beds, as…

  • Mid-March Already!

    Good grief – we’re at the middle of March already! Not quite sure how that happened… The good thing about that though – is that its the start of Autumn, which should mean that the cooler weather will be on its way in a while, and thats a much happier time to be in the garden, with the plants liking it a whole a lot more – instead of being baked to within an inch of their lives… The bedroom feature wall has finally been finished as we told you – but still needs some tizzy-ing up, along with the installation of our big kingsized bed from the house in…

  • Dehydrating

    Did some dehydrating yesterday and overnight – and this is what we got out of it. This is 2kg of mixed vegies, and about 400g of mushrooms. YUM YUM YUM!