The Swathe of Spring Seeds & Seedlings

I said I wasn't going to grow potatoes this season because I didn't have the space or inclination , but then I read one of those articles about the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and potatoes are one of them... So, I bought just a small bag of Agria seed potatoes; 5 to be precise,…

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When Appliances go Bad & Chicken Keeping Gets Mad

We said an unexpected goodbye to one of our appliances on the weekend. The Husband went to get a bag of frozen plums out of one of the garage freezers, which I had suddenly remembered we could snack on after a little defrosting on the bench. The Little Fulla came running inside and exclaimed, "There…

We Dug up The Front Lawn, Part 2

Some weeks ago, The Husband tilled up most of the front yard with a rotary hoe. Since then, it has been my job to get the ground prepared for crop planting. The Little Fulla and I did a big push for this while the weather was cooperating. Spring weather isn't entirely cooperative. What threw a…

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…