farm life in pictures



I seem to have forgotten how to take a picture. Or maybe where my camera is. Yesterday's photos were all from my iPhone (you could probably tell) and I thought I might post something prettier today, but it's very late and I've lost all my words. 
1. I think the soil in my raised beds might not be sandy enough for carrots? They're all magestically wonky.
2. Today I declared: if this sourdough does not rise I'm CHUCKING OUT MY STARTER and going back to yeasted bread. That's IT. And this, the 'sponge', twelve hours later turned into a lovely risen loaf. As if it heard me. 
3. The extra spinach plants, planted next to the chicken house, are twice as big as those in the house veggie patch. Weird.
4. The hayshed.
5. The veggie patch. Which I've suggested we triple in size. I know. Who would want to live with me. No one. All I do is dream up jobs and mention duck enclosures. Incessantly. 
6. Two days old. Thought you'd like to check in on 'em. No losses. Doing beautifully thanks.
Today I checked the pigs and there were four piglets missing. That's quite a lot. They'd gotten through TWO fences into the next green paddock, wee rogues, and came scampering back, through both fences, when I called. 
Today I supplied bikkies to my first ever cafe, hooray!
Today I bagged Marry Me Caramels for press kits for a local restaurant launch we're involved with this weekend. The bikkies are a minor component, one of our pigs and our eggs are on the menu. Free range chickens too, when they're grown up.
Today I got to drink wine and eat cheese with a South Australian aunt and uncle I don't often see, which was a treat.
Today I tried awesomely expensive callebaut white chocolate and decided the white chocolate we're currently using in the bikkies is actually great quality and delicious and we'll stick with it. 
Today my two year old said, "Where's my drink bottle, I'm thirsty", which unless you have a two year old might not strike you as a detailed sentence.
Today I referred to a breed of pig as a "great white" instead of "large white" and gave one local farmer good reason to believe I was an idiot, easily mistaking pigs for sharks.
Today was a good day. Hope yours was too?

11 Comments on “farm life in pictures

Cassandra Allen
August 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I threaten my food regularly, well, when it needs to be told off. Glad your starter listened to you. Look at all this stuff you’re doing, look at your amazing life! WOW

Ngo Family Farm
August 24, 2012 at 3:25 am

I love the photos – what a stunningly beautiful farm!

August 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’ve totally lost my camera mojo, I just can’t seem to find the beauty around me at the moment. Loved your beauty, thanks! Triple that veggie patch I say…

August 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

We hardly have the room for all the gardening plans I’ve put in, but I want more. And I’m working on getting some chickens next. Of course they still want to live with us. We put lovely grub on the table… even if it’s all we talk about!

Kerrie Bell
August 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Oh! What a sentence! My two year old Ivy is lucky to say “dink pease”.

Claire Kulyk
August 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Love the view from your veggie patch, ahhhhh gotta love the south coast vistas..
Also I love your blog, you have inspired me to start my own and for that I thank you. Also I buy your bikkies at the Local markets and the ginger swirls and marry me caramels are delish. I recommend you highly to many friends who appreciate a decent biscuit.
Keep baking

August 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

Thanks for a big laugh . . . Hope your “great whites” are doing wonderfully! LOL!!!

Really enjoyed all the beautiful photos! How awesome it would be to have such a glorious view of the ocean, while I’m gardening!

Your carrots need more mulch. I used to have funky carrots too but now mine are long, sweet and beautiful! Wsh I could grow such beautiful spinach though!

August 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

oh what a post. yes my camera is absent as well. and i have a phone that basically may be, well, a phone, as, well, it just is. so there I am with no photos. but you should see the blog posts in my head!!
great and inspiring post.

August 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I cheered, I ooo’d and ahhh’d at your views, and I think having veg patch next to chook yard was recommended in another Aussie book about starting an organic garden.. thot you’d like to know.. (If that bloke can’t appreciate that your pigs are ‘great’ whites.. his loss!) Keep chucklin’ chick!

August 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Oh so i need to threaten my sourdough starter to get it to work!!! I’m trying that method next!

September 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Hmmm… Have you considered you may have nematodes in your garden bed soil? They make carrots go just like the ones you have photographed. Have you had trouble growing tomatoes? So envious of your view. It’s stunning. 🙂


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