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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Twiglet Style Pre-holiday to do Lists

We have just come back from a lovely holiday. We don't go away on holiday very much, and so, as departure day drew closer, the lists came out. There are many things to be done before Twiglet Homestead is deprived of our presence. This holiday was an 11-day visit to Christchurch, so the to-do list…

Getting Figgy With it

I've said it once and I'll say it again, for my own benefit. Because I wasn't listening properly last time. Preserving waits for no man! Autumn is a great time to get projects done, because the weather actually does cool down a bit, quite beautifully. But then again, it's not such a great time for…

Life Carries on

Oops, that sounds a bit morbid, but what I mean is, whilst I would like to spend masses of  my time on the Demo Project, life goes on, and there are still lots of other things to be done around here. Caring for the small child. Addressing the washing and dishes mountains. Harvesting the veges…