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

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August Update #1

August Update #1

Somewhere along the way, a blog post that we thought had been put up, has gone missing… 🙁
Hence why we’re now here with an ‘August Update’, that’s probably going to be quite huuuuuge!

It’s almost unfathomable all that has gone on in the last few months, so we’re going to

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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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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 … Read moreSeptember Silliness

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