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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Building Projects & Chickens Are Still Coming

Building & Cutting Timber is the flavour of the season. Building projects continue around here and I have been using up a lot of our supply of timber that's been lying around. This is good. And bad. After building the raised Mandarin Bed by the deck, I decided to take to the deck with the…

Winter is Nigh

It is now officially winter, being June and all. We have had some cold, crazy, stormy weather and a couple of cold but cracker sunshine days. These days are beautiful and to be made the most of, for who knows if the next day will bring rain or dismal fog that lasts all day? There…

Rooster Considerations

I'm sure the roosters have been wondering why I'm looking at them so intently of late. What is the human doing? Is she going to feed me? (Andrew) Is she going to steal my ladies? (Thomas) Is she going to leave the gate open a crack so I can escape? (Darrington). I've been trying to…