Homeland

A duck in the hand…

January 14, 2019 // 3 Comments

Santa must have not read the fine print… Micaela asked Santa – because he would know how – to let us consider keeping 6 of the 18 ducks we were trying to hatch. But 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 [...]

In the heat of the moment

January 4, 2019 // 5 Comments

We saw it coming days away. It was all over the weather forecasts, with warnings broadcasted on all the radio stations and a total fire bans across the state. 43°C with a [...]

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 – [...]

L is for lettuce

December 17, 2018 // 5 Comments

OK, it was as easy as A-B-C up to now, but now we have to start jumping around in the alphabet. The seasons just don’t produce fruits and vegetables in alphabetical order! [...]

Hive of activity

December 11, 2018 // 5 Comments

In my previous post, I described how the first part of our weekend was a hectic hive of activity to keep the baby chicks cool through the heat wave, with a lot of other stuff [...]

Rush and rescue

December 10, 2018 // 12 Comments

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 // 14 Comments

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 // 7 Comments

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 [...]