when the big week turned into a big month

Hello! Jeepers. I've just about forgotten how to log into Typepad. We've been rolling with the punches over here, holding our heads above deep, deep water and singing loudly to a favourite song. 

We've done a lot of very fun stuff in a short period of time and I'll catch you up on it all, I promise. Chicken workshops and picnic days on the farm and long table lunches and a brand new farmers' market and more Hayden Quinn and a whole weekend fermenting with Sandor Katz and Milkwood Permaculture


I know, SERIOUSLY. Much more on Sandor and what's growing on my kitchen bench in the next couple of days. 

And also an amazing intern, Tory, who arrived two weeks ago on the eve of the first market and in the thick of it, and who thinks she's here for four weeks but really, we might have to lock the farm gate so she can't get out. Can we do that? She's a nutritionist and wholefoods chef and an all-round beautiful person and we're thrilled she's chosen to spend a few weeks with us. ("Few weeks" or, you know, "forever." No pressure.)


Photo by Peter Izzard

And while we thought he was just here doing an "Unrefined" episode, it turns out Hayden has made THREE extra videos about Buena Vista Farm. One released last Friday and another two to be released over the next two Fridays. I've seen a sneak peak and the last one is my favourite. We feel very lucky. Singing, paddling like crazy, riding the waves. It's going to be a good year. Time to plant cabbages. 

The new video is below! …




12 Comments on “when the big week turned into a big month

Darren (Green Change)
February 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

Love the cameo appearance of the Go-Pro-clad beekeeper :-).

February 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

Lovely! Lovely video, lovely intern… Go run and lock the gate now!

lily boot
February 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm

beautiful! So hope that the deep water has no nasty rips! I cannot even begin to imagine how busy your days are – especially when I think back to your time in Sydney – so different! Hope there’s a wonderful week ahead for you – I’m off to have some bread and honey 🙂

Sarah (EcoDepot)
February 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

So super happy for you guys!!! I know there wouldn’t be many (if any!) sitting still moments in the day, but look at those rewards – fantastic!

February 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

You spent a whole weekend with Sandor Katz?!

Glad everything is going so well for you- and you know how to work 🙂

February 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Love Love Love this. So pleased that so much good stuff is happening. x

February 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

Hurray! You deserve this! You and Adam have worked so hard and it’s time for some accolades! So happy for you! Loved the video . . . You’re a natural!

Mrs Homespun
February 20, 2014 at 4:30 am

The video is amazing! Well done, it looks like an exciting time for you all.

February 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

I got 3 words for you. 4 day break. Oh YES! Swim and sing my fine friends but don’t hit the wall.

Mel Vallelely
February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

So awesome Fi. I love it

February 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Wow, love. All so exciting! Did you get my email?

February 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

That’s lovely Fiona!!


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