The Great Pumpkin Carnival

We've been having a few technical difficulties here. My computer had a series of fits and then it promptly died. Fortunately, I have The Husband, who has been hard at work building me a new computer. So, I think we're back on track now! The day before the Great Pumpkin Carnival was once again full…

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Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

In Which The Long-awaited Rain Arrives

Guys, we have had rain, glorious rain! We have been weather forecast website groupies lately. The tanks were getting low and the rain kept frustratingly disappearing off the forecasts. Then we heard that a cyclone was heading our way and we were like, "Bring on the cyclone!" Ok, I know that sounds crazy in some…

2019 Homestead Aims & Goals

2019 has gotten off to a quick start already. Here are the aims and goals for this year, some of which we have already been working on. In an ideal world, this is what it would be great to achieve this year. I haven't added too many things in some areas, as I am aware…