Planting And Pruning in a Hairy Way

This week I have gotten quite a bit done in the garden, which is most pleasing. We had a few beautiful days and although we've had a lot of time with family this week, I made the most of my gardening time before the rain returned. I planted my new 'Royal Rosa' apricot tree in…

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In Which The Chickens Get Enlisted

I have done something that is great for both the chickens and for me. I have enlisted the chickens onto my compost team. I am in the process of moving the weedpost pile, the pile where I was chucking my weeds and the worms and bugs were decomposing them, into the chicken pen. I didn't…

Antics of The Week

This week has been full of all sorts of activities, despite battling through more winter sickness on the weekend. Oh, the things we get up to. City folk and more consumer-driven folk must wonder what on earth I'm thinking sometimes, but I have so much fun making our lives more healthy, saving money and learning…

It’s Winter, But The Garden is Alive

The shortest day of the year is almost upon us and although most of the winter is still to come, I'm feeling fantastic! There is so much happening around here and I'm enjoying seeing the progress in our yard and thinking about the opportunities to come. I got my garlic planted. I didn't get to…