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!
We are officially eating our own home-grown bananas!!
A giant pile of mulch stands between us and our dream home.
This Father’s Day, I’m looking at the values I gained as my father’s daughter.
Any day you get to plant a tree is a good day. And I’ve planted 96 trees so far this month.
Hi, I’m Kat,
I live in Te Hiku (Far North), New Zealand near the Bay of Islands with my partner Richard, our two dogs, three cats, six cows, 11 hens, and two roosters.
A few years ago we managed to purchase a 15 hectare lifestyle block complete with regenerating native forest and paddocks. This website is where I record our adventures, experiments, ideas, projects, and plans.
One of our favourite recipes from my Gran’s cookbook.
Why and how I collected the complete set of The New Zealand Whole Earth Catalogues.
A look at how far we’ve come since we purchased The Outpost.
A collection of updates about eggs, chickens, worms, weather, and garlic.
Organic farmers know comfrey as a ‘dynamic accumulator’ – bringing deeply buried nutrients to the surface to feed my fruit trees.
Growing great seed garlic is one of my many projects here on the farm. The 2023 season has begun and is looking really fantastic.
Find out more about my varieties and sign up to find out when they go on sale.
It’s pruning season but my tools are rusty and I can’t afford new ones. So I tried cleaning them up with vinegar.
Pruning paste is helpful for keeping your fruit trees healthy after pruning.
Some of my favourite pieces of equipment for taking your garden to the next level.
Use your fruit harvests by making this simple comforting dessert on these dark winter nights.
It’s time to tidy the strawberries, plant garlic, and prepare for potatoes.