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Monthly Archives: April 2013

sheds and stuff

Every farm has sheds. Sheds that are full of stuff because as any farmer will tell you, you can't throw anything away. There is some significant hoarding going on round here. Fence posts in piles, insulators, bath tubs, old egg crates. You never know when you'll need them again.    […]

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the organic market garden

  It was only three days ago that I suggested to Ad that we Roundup the organic market garden. (How's that for full disclosure? No one's perfect. Least of all round here.) We'd started so well. The pigs went in last Autumn. They dug it up beautifully. Then there was […]

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soiled

    I'm ruined. I'll never be able to walk past a pile of dirt ever again and ignore it. I have developed a deep, deep feeling for dirt. Kind of like Adam's deep feeling for chickens. He's watching youtube videos right at this moment on how to sex chickens. […]

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part of something

  You know we've been kicking along here on the farm for a year, running the market stall for six months ahead of that. We're having a good go at figuring it out, making a living farming on a very small acreage, rather than just homesteading and living sustainably which […]

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this moment: house build

  We're building another house on the farm. It's been a very long time in the planning and imagining. This will be Mum and Dad's house and we'll move out of the two-room loft we're in, and into the farmhouse.  Mum and Dad have designed this house very specifically for […]

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oh honey bun

  This farm has always had beehives. Well not always always, but Dad was maybe twelve when he got his first hive? That's some years (due respect and all.) In the bee stakes I'm a bit of an observer, not because I'm not riveted by the wee things, I think they're […]

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neglected

  It's been so long since I posted a post that I forgot how to log into my blog host. Oh, neglect. Works well in many instances. Pumpkins. Best left neglected (as long as there's a bit of rain) and all of a sudden you've got a paddock of pumpkins. […]

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