• early morning

    Early Morning

    A beautiful sunny Sunday morning, and a perfect time to be outside. So – before breakfast – it was out to have a quick wander around, and to harvest a few things while the morning dew was still on the leaves. Just a glorious way to start the day!!

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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

  • September Silliness

    September Silliness

    … It’s time for an update – so here’s a bit of the goings-on during the September silliness season! It’s getting very dry around the Farm, with not really having had any decent rain of any consequence since about March. We’re sooooo much luckier than the poor drought-ridden southern Farms are though, in that we don’t have stock and mass croppings to try and keep going. Its such a tragedy to see… Yep – its dry here, and the lawn is going brown bit by bit, but we not only have water available, but we are super-careful with the water that we do use, even though its easily available to…

  • Countdown

    . Its only a few short days until we head off for a couple of weeks of much needed leave. Its been two years since we last ventured away from home, and Life has certainly change a lot from what it looked like back then…