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

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

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October Already

October already!

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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,

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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

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movin on

Movin’ On

So its finally DONE! We’re finally movin’ on! Nooooo – dont panic – we arent going anywhere – we’re just finally going to be able to slowly pick up threads of our Life again. The house in town has been SOLD, and the new folks (Paul & Rhianna) have begun making their stamp on our … Read moreMovin’ On

Not feelin’ the ‘love’!

. There hasn’t been much ‘accomplished’ in the last couple of weeks. Firstly we had about 10 days of much needed rain, which of course made the paddocks super-sloppy, and meant that no mowing could be done during that time, so the grass almost got away from us again – but we managed to get … Read moreNot feelin’ the ‘love’!

A New Year!

. Annnnnnd here we are in 2018!! Didn’t that last year just zoom by with ridiculous speed?!? Thats one of those things about getting older – the years definitely feel shorter… Its been a hot dry few weeks, and the gardens – and Us – are definitely feeling the unrelenting heat, which we still have … Read moreA New Year!

Strigidae Christmas

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Its about 5 minutes away from the new year already – and we’re unsure just where this year went!

Its been an eventful year for us, with moving

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