Fruit

Under-planting a patch

February 7, 2019 // 2 Comments

We’ve been spending a lot of time, effort and also money getting everything right for how we want to operate the ducks and chickens. In fact, apart from switching on (and [...]

P is for plum

January 17, 2019 // 6 Comments

One of the established fruit trees we inherited at Dreamland is a beautiful delicious plum, which so far has been bearing very well the last two years. In fact, initially we [...]

R is for raspberry

January 9, 2019 // 5 Comments

Last year we basically had no raspberries. Sure, the plants grew well. Sure, the plants had berries – and lots of them. But alas, we also had harlequin bugs (dindymus [...]

Merry Christmas

December 26, 2018 // 8 Comments

I wasn’t going to post something over Christmas, as it was kind of a blur of prepping, eating, presents, eating, cleaning, more eating, more presents, and so on – [...]

Chain reaction

November 15, 2018 // 18 Comments

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 [...]

Observe and interact

October 31, 2018 // 14 Comments

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 [...]

And the little fix

October 15, 2018 // 7 Comments

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 [...]

The big fix

October 4, 2018 // 16 Comments

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 [...]