• Rush and rescue

    December 10, 2018

    Between hosting a year-end function for 20+ people we had to manage the little chicks through a heat wave and on top of that our next batch of “animals” were scheduled to [...]
  • Meet the team

    December 3, 2018

    You can’t turn your back for one second! So while I was away getting trained as a trainer, this happened… So from the 24 eggs we went to fetch from the other side of [...]
  • The birds and the bees

    November 19, 2018

    The day dawned wet and drizzly. With October having been one of the driest in years, the rain was more than welcome – all 11mm of it! So with it being slushy and muddy [...]
  • So on a recent blog post, I received the following comment: “Hope you’re worms are thriving. I’ve nominated you for sunshine blogger award. Thanks for sharing.” Talk [...]
  • Chain reaction

    November 15, 2018

    This year we wanted to further permaculturify our place by adding animals. For us (for this year anyway) it referred to chooks, ducks, worms and bees. So with spring rushing [...]
  • C is for carrots

    November 8, 2018

    In autumn, a while before we departed on our two-month trip through Europe, we sowed a lot of carrot seeds. In fact, we sowed all the carrot seeds we had collected from the [...]
  • For those of you that have been wondering – the chook saga hasn’t died a quiet death. It just went on a short hiatus… But it is now back in its full slow but [...]
  • B is for beetroot

    November 1, 2018

    I would have to look it up in a very lengthy spreadsheet, but somewhere in autumn we sowed a lot of beetroot seeds in beds V and W at homeland. Well those guys are now [...]
  • A is for Artichoke also

    October 25, 2018

    A while ago I wrote a post about how we moved the artichokes from the vegetable beds to the citrus “orchard”, a) because we needed the space in the vegetable beds, and [...]
  • Starting the worm farm

    October 22, 2018

    For a long time now, I have wanted to start a “worm farm”, because with our focus on improving our soil health, it is one of those things we should just do, no questions [...]


  • Going away in late spring / early summer never seems a good idea with so much going on. So naturally I was a bit apprehensive about disappearing for an effective 10 days to [...]
  • It’s amazing how life leads you on particular paths – whether you call it destiny or a calling or a simple twist of fate. Halfway through my Permaculture Design [...]
  • Flying the coop

    November 12, 2018

    If someone flies the coop, they leave the situation that they are in, often because they want to do something different. Well, we definitely wanted to [...]
  • Observe and interact

    October 31, 2018

    As a rule we don’t work on a Sunday… well, apart from a bit of watering and picking a few things that we might need on the day. We do it for personal reasons, but apart [...]
  • Busy busy

    October 29, 2018

    Last week was busy, very busy. But not that work yourself silly on one big focused project kind of way. It was crazy multi-tasking busy. Do this, do that, interrupt here, do [...]
  • And the little fix

    October 15, 2018

    In my previous post I described some of the big fixes we had to do at Homeland. In this post we carry on with the same theme where I describe some somewhat smaller, but [...]
  • Needs a bit more amour

    August 22, 2018

    After a wonderful whirlwind trip through Spain – where we enjoyed colourful Barcelona, the majestic Spanish Pyrenees and ended at Lekeitio, a quant fishing/beach village on [...]
  • L’art de agritourism

    July 27, 2018

    Only in Provence – or so it seems anyway – can they turn agritourism into an art form. Maybe we were just lucky to spend a few days in a very special place. Maybe it was [...]
  • As I mentioned in my previous post, one of or side goals on this trip was to enjoy some aspects of agritourism and to study how it’s done. This post is more of a [...]
  • Ever since we’ve visited Franny’s Farm in North Carolina in 2017, I‘ve been wondering how we could incorporate agritourism as a potential income stream into the jigsaw [...]