• Winter on the Farm

    Winter on the Farm

    The rains have been in for the bigger part of the last month… Not the heavy deluges that are much needed around the country to fill tank and dams, but the mizzley rain (mist crossed with drizzle) that keeps you indoors, and turns everything to slush or mould… 😐 We have managed to get two new

  • 2020 ridiculousness

    Annnnnd here we are at 2020 – just like that! Even though its barely a month since our last update – we had it pointed out to us in no uncertain terms, that we’ve been a bit slack on the blog of late. We might also note here, that this observation was made by someone who has missed putting out their own Christmas Family Newsletter, for the last couple of years though!!! 🙄😁 Soooo – without further ado, here is a brief rundown of what we have been upto in the last month… (It may be brief!) We’ve been drinking lots of

  • wtf 2019?!

    wtf2019

    Its nothing short of terrifying to those of us that are getting older, how bloody quickly time marches on… We are obviously well overdue for an update – other than the random posts like the fact that the plants have been flowering – so being that the last proper update was in August, without further ado – let get into it!! September was a biiiiiig month – which started out with

  • 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 than they were last year – which shouldn’t be too hard, as sadly not a lot of prep got done prior to the previous summers heatwaves and drought. Bit by bit the big veggie beds are being mulched and planted too, and we’ll hopefully get to finishing the mulching down there this weekend. We’re also…

  • 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

  • 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…