2018 Homestead Report

2018 was the year of learning to balance projects and tasks with people time and rest time. I started the year with a long list of things that I wanted to achieve on the homestead. I didn't get the memo that a small child's first year at kindy is characterised by much sickness. The Little…

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The Vegetables March on

There seems to have been an endless stream of vegetable seedlings being planted and somehow they've been finding places to go. I'm actually amazed at how great the Vege Garden is doing considering recent circumstances. The Little Fulla and I dug up more lawn along the front of the Cedar Pen and planted three more…

A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

Mowing And Mulching

When you wake up to the sound of rain, knowing you finished mowing the lawns and mulching a pruning mountain yesterday, it's a great feeling. Checking the weather forecast is a key part of country life. I like to maximise fine days by getting outdoor tasks done and plan indoor tasks and shopping trips for…