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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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’!

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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Hot & Moist

. We’ve had a couple of weeks of extremes on the weather scale… This time last week we were in the midst of a deluge, and were out in said deluge digging drainage trenches, and watching our 10kg doorstep float away!! The good thing about the rain is it replenished some ground-water, which was badly … Read moreHot & Moist

Time flies…

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Firstly – we’d like to thank all of you wonderfully kind folks who sent your thoughts, love and support (and $$s!!!) to our Family members who’d been through the trauma of Hurricane Irma…

Between the worry for our Family, a bit of down-time with illness, a sneaky weekend away, and work interrupting Life (as it does!) there

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Jammin’

. Today we’re rockin’ it out – and we’re jammin’….! Strawberry Jammin’ that is 😀 Yep – you can buy home-brand strawberry jam for super-cheap at the local supermarket, but when you read the ingredients on the back of the jar/tin, it can definitely give you a case of the willies, wondering why allllll that … Read moreJammin’