Homeland

Tumbling down

January 13, 2020 // 4 Comments

Wednesday dawned a bit brighter and clearer than the previous smoke-hazed days. It was a bit more pleasant out while setting the irrigation and letting the ducks and chooks [...]

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. [...]

The day that was Thursday

December 2, 2019 // 5 Comments

I don’t typically write “a day in the life” type posts, but last Thursday may be worth highlighting in this manner. The day started off quite special with a quick surf [...]

Fighting in the trenches

November 29, 2019 // 3 Comments

As I’m embarking on phase 3 of the battle against the kikuyu in the driveway orchard, in addition to the complicated terrain, two additional complications also set in. But [...]

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 [...]

Biodynamics update

November 11, 2019 // 3 Comments

We don’t write about biodynamics much, because it is something we just do as part of our periodic activities, so it normally just gets done without any photos or stories. [...]

Unscrambling carpets

November 4, 2019 // 4 Comments

For those who have been concerned that I may have been slipping on the driveway de-kikuyuing project – phase II – the battle for the middle ground, don’t worry, I’ve [...]

G is for Grapefruit

October 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

We’re currently in that weird time of the spring season, where most of the winter veggies are basically done, except for two beds of broad beans and peas. None of the [...]

Doing the berry shuffle

October 16, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s has always been our dream to grow our own blueberries. Besides being delicious, they pack a punch in nutrients. In fact, all berries are good for my condition, and the [...]