Working with the Seasons

The changing of the seasons is always a busy time on the farm. No matter which change it is. The secret to not becoming overwhelmed by it all is to…

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What a difference a weekend makes

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Last weekend, some 22 friends and relatives joined us on the farm to transform areas of paddock to areas of revegetation.  We were lucky enough to have some other good…

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Our first produce for sale!

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For some months now I have been attempting to grow some produce that can be sold. We have a wonderful shop in our local town which supports and promotes local…

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Downsizing … downshifting … down south

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Well we have finally moved onto our farm property.  While the shed is still under construction and the house plans are still, literally, on the drawing board, we have moved…

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Ewe were!

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A few weeks ago I wrote about trying to work out if our sheep were in fact pregnant, or not. My father in law used to be a stud master,…

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Catch and Store Energy

The second permaculture principle is all about saving for a rainy day, or making hay while the sun shines.  Whichever part of the world you find yourself in, rainy or…

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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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