Harvesting

The bee saga (part 1)

October 31, 2022 // 1 Comment

In the fall, due to some crookness, a very quick onset of a very cold winter and some other extenuating circumstances, we didn’t pack our beehives down. With a very wet [...]

Tree lucerne harvest

August 22, 2022 // 1 Comment

A long, long time ago, in the month of June in the year of 2018 actually, I posted that we planted quite a lot of tagasaste tree-lets, in an attempt to increase the nitrogen [...]

Aviary update

October 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Although I haven’t been writing much – more about that later, maybe, one day – anyway, life in the aviary has been going on at full [...]

Harvest reflections

May 9, 2021 // 2 Comments

Autumn is almost done.  It approached rather suddenly and with my brother and his wife departing at the start of it I did not feel prepared to do justice to the harvest [...]

March highlight reel

March 31, 2021 // 1 Comment

Someone wise said you shouldn’t compare yourself to others’ facebook highlight reel. However, I’m getting very little time to write long blog stories nowadays, so [...]

From Olive to Oil – part 1

May 7, 2020 // 4 Comments

At the start of the process, olives are like juicy gems – so beautiful and full of potential.  You savour the fresh air while you carefully pick the berries from the [...]

First winter rain

April 5, 2020 // 3 Comments

As we are busy experiencing our first bout of winter rain, it seems a good time to reflect on the strangest summer we have had – with regards to rainfall, anyway, since we [...]

Dry vs Drive

January 8, 2020 // 7 Comments

After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, I’m battling to get back into the swing of things. It’s as if the dry heat and smoke haze have sapped up all the drive and energy. [...]

K is for kumquat

November 22, 2019 // 1 Comment

Well, there is one way to get another harvest entry under “k”, and that is to use the alternate spelling! We inherited two little kumquat trees at Dreamland and this year [...]