Seasons

The bee saga (part 1)

October 31, 2022 // 1 Comment

In the fall, due to some crookness, a very quick onset of a very cold winter and some other extenuating circumstances, we didn’t pack our beehives down. With a very wet [...]

Changing of the guard

October 26, 2022 // 1 Comment

I wrote about the fox-orchestrated devastation at Dreamland a while ago, and since then we had another fox decimation one night because someone was too tired and forgot to [...]

Aviary update

October 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Although I haven’t been writing much – more about that later, maybe, one day – anyway, life in the aviary has been going on at full [...]

Harvest reflections

May 9, 2021 // 2 Comments

Autumn is almost done.  It approached rather suddenly and with my brother and his wife departing at the start of it I did not feel prepared to do justice to the harvest [...]

March highlight reel

March 31, 2021 // 1 Comment

Someone wise said you shouldn’t compare yourself to others’ facebook highlight reel. However, I’m getting very little time to write long blog stories nowadays, so [...]

Whodunnit

February 25, 2021 // 3 Comments

My goodness, I wrote this in mid January… Anyway here it is. So the festive season and supposed summer holidays rushed by in a blur of cold and rainy weather, chores, [...]

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 [...]