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Five things I did this week

It’s been an unexpectedly dry week, so we got some things done.

The berry house

We’ve finally planted our collection of cane berries into the ground!

Gran Shirley’s Sally Lunn

We’ve got too many potatoes so I’m looking for new ways to use them. Turns out, a Sally Lunn is a pretty excellent way to use them.

Let’s go fly a kite

It’s taken nearly 3 years but I realised that all our space and wind make a fantastic combination for kite flying, so I bought a kite.

Some faults on the fenceline

The storms last weekend brought down a couple of nīkau palms near our fence line. How did we sort this one out?

Max chicken

We’ve had a bit of a poultry shuffle. The ducks have found a better home, and we’ve gone max chicken!

The succulent garden

It’s been on my ‘to-do’ list for a while, but last week I finally created my succulent garden.

Growing past my biggest failure

Last year, my garlic crop failed big and hard. This year, I’m nervous and more subdued about planting again.

Spraying gorses

Gorse is an unfortunate reality of owning farmland in New Zealand. This week I got out and sprayed some.

The Smith sister’s boarding houses

Part four of my hunt for details of the lives of my great-great aunts, the Smith sisters.

Gran Shirley’s Sally Lunn

We’ve got too many potatoes so I’m looking for new ways to use them. Turns out, a Sally Lunn is a pretty excellent way to use them.

Citrus meringue pie

A light and deceptively simple dessert that can be made in a range of flavour combinations depending on what’s available and what sounds yum!

Harvesting and storing potatoes

We eat a lot of potatoes, so we grow a lot of potatoes. Here’s how we harvest and store them to feed us through winter.

End of season update on the Square Foot Garden

A round up of what went right (and too right!) in the Square Foot Garden this season.

Autumn in the vege garden

I haven’t been very attentive to my garden lately, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be eating out of it in the coming months.

Garlic and rosemary salt

I’m always looking for ways to use and store my garlic. Garlic salt is one of my favourites. The addition of rosemary really makes it pop!

It’shallot of shallots

Shallots are one of the easiest things I grow in my garden, with an excellent rate of return.

An update on the Square Foot Garden

A few months ago I revealed my plans for a square foot garden. So, how are those plans going?

Inside the gardening bucket

A look at the tools and equipment inside my yellow gardening bucket.

Planting potatoes

Potatoes can be planted as soon as the last frosts pass. Find out what to do now to great crop next season!