• 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 store, but we decided to leave it stored there – just in case the cyclone did damage to our little home – because at least if it got damaged at the hardware store, their insurance would cover it rather than ours. Not toooo silly eh..!?!?! The cyclone ended up being a bit of a non-event…

  • 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 continuously until the sugars and acids have completely dissolved. This takes 5-10mins. Stir in the lemon juice. Once cool, bottle. I used a funnel to pour the cordial into used and washed bottles. Notes The original recipe calls for 2kg of sugar, I decided to halve the amount. If you don’t use citric and tartaric…

  • It’s not for everyone…

    its not for everyone

    Last week someone said to us that they don’t know why anyone would want to live in a shed. And we get that. It’s not for everyone - but then our idea of fabulous isn’t living in a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom show-home with granite benches and a family room.

  • Hot & Sweaty

    … Sure enough – the heat has come in, and the Farm is getting drier by the minute… And yep – we’re alllll hot & sweaty!! We know that there should be a decent bit of rain on our horizon in the near future, which will bring our little piece of Paradise back to life in no time at all – but

  • October already!

    October Already

    . We’ve had a bit of rain this week! We awoke in the early hours of Saturday morning to the very distant rolls of thunder, and after dozing for a while, the lightning and rain followed, and a lovely unexpected summer storm passed through. On waking on Saturday morning,

  • Makin’ Things

    Makin' Things

    … Here at Strigidae Farm – its a weekend for Makin’ Things! There is of course – first and foremost – the obligatory Bread Makin’. Then the makin’ of some Laundry Liquid, ‘cos it’s been a few months since we last made some and we’re almost out. We’re hoping to get the makin’ of some