• 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 [...]
  • The big fix

    October 4, 2018

    We all make mistakes. Well, I like to think so, because we sure do – in fact, we have made some quite grave ones too. Of course, we only realise it after the fact, when the [...]
  • Repurposing projects

    September 27, 2018

    A significant part of implementing the permaculture ethic “land care” is to repurpose as much as we can in order to reduce our impact on what goes into the landfall. It [...]
  • I thought the most difficult part of getting chooks is providing a home for them. Somewhere safe from predators, ventilated enough but not cold, ample non-soggy scratching [...]
  • Spring has sprung

    September 20, 2018

    Spring has sprung, the weeds are flung, we spread the dung, the season feels young, and a new song is sung. Don’t you love how spring just brings out the best in nature and [...]
  • A is for Asparagus

    September 18, 2018

    So there I was tinkering away in the shed, still recovering from the flu, but happy to work on the “mobile working holiday home” for the chooks. In fact, I was working [...]


  • 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 [...]
  • Greetings from Scotland! (in a deep heavy Scottish accent) I thought I would only start blogging about our travels once we get to some farm stays later on in our journey, [...]
  • One more cup of coffee

    June 18, 2018

    The last week has been a mad crazy frantic rush to get a lengthy to-do list done. We’re soon off for a two month journey – two weddings, two birthdays and a drive-through [...]


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