Homeland

G is for Grapes

March 21, 2019 // 6 Comments

When we moved into Homeland we inherited a grapevine that was slam-bang in the middle of the vegetable patch. Not only did we read that certain vegetables do not like grapes [...]

Efficiency vs Regeneration

March 4, 2019 // 2 Comments

It is very noble to drive for sustainability, using permaculture approaches to work with nature and growing as much of your organic food as you can. It’s fun, healthy and [...]

H is for honey

February 25, 2019 // 2 Comments

OK this isn’t about a full-on harvest as such. But it’s a bit like picking those first five apricots off a young tree. It’s a bit of a celebration. Especially if it’s [...]

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 // 12 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 [...]