Fresh New Season Stock!

Kat’s Nip is back in stock now with a fresh, new-season’s batch of New Zealand’s dankest catnip!

Packets of Kat's Nip in a bin waiting to be sealed.

Making Nana Retter’s Fruit Cake

Last Christmas I joined a long line of women in my family who have made my great grandmother’s fruit cake.

The pros and cons of owning chickens

If you love eggs, you might be thinking about owning some chickens… but should you?

Six things I did this summer

I’ve had a wonderful summer break, though I’m not sure how relaxing it was. Here’s a catch-up of what I got up to.

2022 Garlic harvest (part 1)

Four of our six garlic varieties are out of the ground! See how it went!

On patience

Time marches on and if you’re patient enough, it delights you.

Oh, Christmas Tree

This year our pine nut tree is tall enough to be our outdoor Christmas tree!

Where are the avocados?

We have a lot of trees at The Outpost, but we don’t have any avocado. It’s not just because we’re saving to build a house.

Planting peanuts

I’m feeling more on top of things in the garden, so I’m growing something new.

My happy place

3 years ago I wrote about my frustration at my new garden. Today, it is my happy place.

Paying for my cow’s farts

How will the proposed agricultural emissions scheme affect my little farm and tiny cattle herd?

Making Nana Retter’s Fruit Cake

Last Christmas I joined a long line of women in my family who have made my great grandmother’s fruit cake.

Vegetables that pay off

All things considered, what vegetables deliver the best returns on investment in the garden?

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?

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