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Pre-autumn activity

March 18, 2019 // 3 Comments

Technically we are still having late summer (season of eels *), but we’ll optimistically call it early autumn. We haven’t had any real rain yet – literally just a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Franny’s farm

September 11, 2017 // 3 Comments

So there I was, enjoying to wake up for my 57th birthday to the sound of crowing cocks, sipping a Trader Joe’s organic green tee, overlooking the beautiful valley in the [...]