Food

Summer Veg

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I love this time of the year, not because I particularly like the sometimes harsh temperatures of a South Australian summer, but rather because I love growing my own food and at this time of the year, the summer veggies are all coming along and we are picking more tomatoes and zucchinis than we can […]

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Livestock

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Part of our reason for buying 40 acres is so that we can work towards a higher level of self-sufficiency. While I recognise that we will never be fully self-sufficient – and I don’t believe we should be as we are naturally gregarious creatures – we are keen to control what goes into our food […]

Farm

Jagged Crow Farm

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It has finally happened.  After three years of searching, looking, walking over blocks, thinking about what’s important, setting criteria and reviewing possible purchases against that criteria, we have finally become the proud owners of our very own farm.  Well, its really a bit of land that will become a farm.  It has a rusty old […]

Food

The Simple Things in Life

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I’ve just come through a really busy week – worked 6 days out of 7 and managed to keep most of my other responsibilities in check too – only forgot about one (night time) meeting all week.  Not bad considering I’ve been working 10 or 12 hour days and been under a substantial amount of […]

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Sunny Saturday

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After a long and busy week where I haven’t managed to step outside during daylight hours I ventured out into the garden this morning.  After a couple of very wet weeks our rainwater tanks are full to over flowing, the clay ground is soggy and water logged.  I have spent the week dodging rain showers […]

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Autumnal winter in the garden

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As I walked around our garden today, I discovered that, despite the fact we are now into winter, there are some beautiful things flowering or just looking beguilingly wintery.   It seems I have a blend of summer, autumn and winter at the moment. A “Bridal Lace” rose still brightens my day, and has been […]

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Mexican Chicken

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Inspired by my cos lettuce that I got at the food swap, I decided to cook Mexican chicken.  I sliced some onions and chopped some red capsicum, tossing them through with hot olive oil in a small pan.  I diced some chicken, tossing it in a spice and herb mix made up of 1½ tsp […]

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Food Swap

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Our local permaculture group has started a food swap which is held twice a month at a cafe within our community. If you haven’t been to one, or heard about how it functions, the way it works is that you take something from your garden that you have grown or something that you have produced […]