Homeland

Rehab and Resilience

June 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

It seems we are having a lot of action on the chook front lately. We’re still working on no-dig beds, planting cover crops and winter greens for the chooks (oops there they [...]

P is for Pomegranate

June 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

We took these photos a few weeks ago, but between all the projects, events, distractions and glorious rain, it slipped on the “publishing schedule”. As if I have a [...]

Winter started with a bang

May 30, 2019 // 11 Comments

Recently we have had two really nice bouts of rain (25mm and 32mm) about two weeks apart, which set us up for a glorious autumn. These were followed by mostly 20C sunny days [...]

Redoing vegetable beds update

May 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

A while ago I posted about redoing the raised vegetable garden boxes at Homeland, due to the soil being so dead and hard. We are now doing them as proper no-dig beds, from [...]

R is for Rain, glorious rain!

May 10, 2019 // 1 Comment

As I’m writing this at 10am, it’s bucketing down, well, it’s still bucketing down – it’s been raining since about midnight. As a self-confessed and self-certified [...]

H is for Honey

May 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s always great excitement when you harvest anything new for the first time. Some of you may have been doing the bees and honey extraction so many times that it becomes a [...]

Re-raising vegetable beds

April 8, 2019 // 13 Comments

No, we’re not making the raised beds any higher – we’re re-populating the raised beds as no-dig beds from the ground up. The end goal is to have all the beds ready for [...]

Mr Parkinson and Entropy

April 1, 2019 // 7 Comments

Even though we are in the midst of autumn planting and plant feeding, we needed to do some long outstanding “housekeeping” too. Well, not keeping of the house – [...]

DIY chicken coop

March 25, 2019 // 3 Comments

Of late I’ve been feeling more like a cross between a chicken farmer and a carpenter. Not that I mind doing either – I quite enjoy these two roles. So the time has [...]