Pumpkin Pollination

Until this summer I have never managed to get any pumpkins off my pumpkin vines.  Each spring I diligently plant several varieties of pumpkins with optimism and hope.  Each year…

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Summer Veg

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…

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Australia Day Long Weekend

This weekend marked the anniversary of when Captain Cook arrived on our shores. I'm not sure that's an event that necessarily requires celebration when I consider the damage that was…

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Blackberries

Isn't it funny how one word can produce such an array of emotions? We have blackberries on our farm, big, out of control, never-been-sprayed blackberries.  While I recognise that they…

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Livestock

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…

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Eggs

A little while ago our second chook started moulting.  She looked terrible, feathers falling out all over the place, bare skin revealed on her underside, skin showing through around her…

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Mexican Chicken

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…

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Autumn

I love autumn. It is my favourite season of the year. As summer fades away, I enjoy the temperate days that the beginning of the new season brings, and then…

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