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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 ch…
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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…
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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&…
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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 b…
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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 o…
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offline

Hello! Sorry if you've called in here over the last couple of weeks to find us out, we've had a technical shocker.  Internet service isn't as reliable on a farm, even when you're…
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Cake of Monday

  I apologise. I didn't make a cake today. Instead, I made 48 jars of jams and compotes to take to the Gerringong and Kiama Seaside markets this weekend. After all that jam I couldn't fa…
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Helping hands

  Our coffee harvest has always been picked by an army of Dad's mates.  They show up in November and December in pairs and gangs and occasionally solo, they pick all morning, stop for …
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every time

  Every time I pour home made stock out of a cooking pot and into a container I think of my friend Leah and the time she carefully, accidentally strained the stock bones out and poured the whole…
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this used to be a food blog

  in which I'd bang on about all the delicious things you should be making. Often slicey. Hmmm, Slice of Wednesday. That ran a delicious course. I think we should do a cake of the week. How …
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when it rains

  So we've had a bit of weather down here.  We knew it was coming. Let's not forget that I live with a die-hard weather geek with a paid up membership to The Australian Severe Weat…
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happening stuff

Some weeks nothing much changes. You go about, doing your thing, kinda on track.  Then there are weeks when the tectonic plates shift. Know those ones? When everything moves forward in one swift…
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gardening leave

    Hello! I haven't been around here much lately because I've been in the garden or thinking about the garden or cooking something from the garden or out somewhere with half the g…
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a good day to be a farmer

  Today we had piglets! Six of them, wee wiggly pink piglets, from a Large White sow and a Landrace boar borrowed from a friend. Super cool.  They seem to be going OK but we're conscio…
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and after the dry spell…

On Australia Day we got to do something totally, totally marvellous. We got to toast my marvellous Dad as he received an Order Of Australia Medal. If you're not local, maybe take my word that'…
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fiasco farming

    Mostly my fiasco farming posts are for giggle value. They're a trawl through the many, many mistakes we've made in the first two years of this enterprise. Sometimes a bit embar…
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flying by

    So we quietly rode out the vicious heatwave on Tuesday, where temperatures reached the mid forties and the chickens sweltered. Adam was busy giving the pigs mud baths and making sure t…
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To your very good health

      HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year is such a funny time of resolution and shooing out the old year, sometimes regretfully and sometime in deep relief. A new year. With no mistakes in it …
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hello home

    It's super fantastic to get home again after a few days away, right? I love it. Inspecting the sourdough starter to see if it survived me forgetting to put it in the fridge. (It di…
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discovering the pine forest

      I remember one time when we were staying with Ad's folks in Armidale, talking about the medieval re-enacters that take over part of the pine forest every year.  Being…
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holiday

        What's your idea of a holiday? Camping? We've never done much camping with kids, although I think we'll get into that. A flight to somewhere to tropical, or…
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