Let’s do All The Things

At the moment, the atmosphere on the homestead is LETS DO ALL THE THINGS. Spring is here! It seems like progress is slow, but I remind myself that's it's as much about the journey as the destination. There's been a small child's birthday to organise and many other social things, there's been illness to deal…

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It Seems to be The Building Time of Year

Since harvesting and preserving slowed down, we seem to have entered the building season. We've got the build bug at the moment. And that is exciting. We built the compost bins in the Orchard Pen, which you can read about here. Then we began other things. Plant Alcove The first plant table for my nursery…

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…

The Heat is Driving Everyone Nuts

While some parts of the world have been encased in a polar vortex, which sounds like the next big action movie, we have been in a heatwave. Thanks, Australia, for sharing your things with us. Temperatures have been hovering around 28-32degC. Hamilton, our nearest city, cracked its all time temperature record at 32.9degC. When The…