Seasons

Flapping and buzzing

October 29, 2020 // 6 Comments

So although I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from the “urban farming” activities , obviously the birds and the bees have not been impartial to the coming of spring – even [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]