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Out with the Old

Posted on: Friday, January 1st, 2010 in: Chickens, Cows, Crafts, Garden, General, Homeschooling

The new year is here and now is the time to take stock of the old and reflect on what may or may not need changing. First the unavoidable, the schoolwork. We managed to finish up all our themes from last year and so will be starting a new theme when we start up again […]

Our First Chook Dome

Posted on: Friday, August 28th, 2009 in: Buildings, Chickens, Garden

Sharon has been doing a great job with the gardens.  For some time now she has been talking about chicken domes and the benefits of them.  She eventually found a set of plans for building a chicken dome and I went out to gather up all the bits and pieces we needed (well, apart from […]

Time to Take Stock

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 in: Cows, Garden, General, Pigs

As a new year is about to come upon us, it is time to take stock and see how close to our goals we have reached. The garden is starting to crank up for the summer harvest, and we even got our first crop of beans for the year. We eat alot of beans, so […]

A Season in the Garden Part 1

Posted on: Monday, September 22nd, 2008 in: Garden

I have decided to make a photo diary of one growing season in the garden to watch the changes as they progress. It is spring, and things are just starting to kick off for the season. Most of the garden, right now,  is either empty, waiting for the remains of the winter crops to come […]

The Fishtank and the Tomato

Posted on: Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 in: Garden

I am trying to decide if I am brillant or a bit slow. I suspect a bit of both really. In Glenfield we kept seahorses. We have a wonderful big half round tank, but our last winter there, we had some power spikes that fried the chiller and all the seahorses froze. You are probably […]

The Cold Weather Has Finally Come

Posted on: Thursday, June 19th, 2008 in: Garden, Pigs

Just as we were thinking that winter was going to bypass us, the cold weather has finally reached us. We had our first and only frost so far about 2 weeks ago, followed by the wonderful tree pruning weather. Guess what I have been doing, yes cleaning up the garden and starting to prune the […]

Random Thoughts as the Seasons Change

Posted on: Monday, April 7th, 2008 in: Garden, Sheep, Uncategorized

Its been awhile since I have written, as there hasn’t seemed to be anything that stands out to write about. That isn’t to say that we have not been doing anything, but just life been going through one of those times when it just chugs on, while you seem to just do the same things […]

The Mighty Spud

Posted on: Monday, March 10th, 2008 in: Garden

Yesterday was the day to harvest what was left of our potatoes. We planted these in August, and have been eating them all summer. They have been great, but I decided that the last lot, which was about a quarter of the original bed, needed to be harvested, hardened off and then stored for later. […]

Pros and Cons of a Semi Commercial Orchard

Posted on: Thursday, February 14th, 2008 in: Garden

It was always our plan to have a home orchard to supply us with fresh fruit. We were thrilled when we came here as it already had an orchard that had been here for quite a few years. The orchard consisted of about 33 plum trees of different varieties, 11 Nashi pears, 11 Packham pears, […]

Beating the Birds

Posted on: Monday, February 4th, 2008 in: Garden

I have a thrush that seems to have moved into my tomato and bean patch. It seems to be just one lonely bird, and it really wants to stay there. The birds have seemed to be bolder this year and last year hanging CDs on the trees in the orchard seemed to be enough to […]