Gardening

A new garden

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One of the challenges I have faced since moving to the farm is that I have had to start from scratch with my veggie garden. Instead of benefiting from the previous year’s soil conditioning, chook manure and green growth dug through the soil making friable black dirt, I have started with a heavy clay soil. […]

Gardening

A New Orchard

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Before we bought our property one of the goals we set ourselves was to have an orchard with 100 trees – a nice round number selected for no other reason than we thought that would be enough to sustain us and provide plenty of fruit and nuts to share, barter, exchange and sell in the […]

Food

Tomatoes

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I had the pleasure of going to one of my favourite farmers’ markets last weekend and aside from spending time with some good friends, I picked up 5 kgs of fresh ripe tomatoes. I always love a random bulk buy from the market because I love the challenge of finding something delicious to do with […]

Gardening

Local Residents

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When I first met my now husband, he lived in the suburbs, the inner city suburbs.  He’d been raised in rural Australia but upon finding work in the city he moved to the ‘burbs.   As for me, I grew up in the foothills of Adelaide, and apart from a few years when I worked […]